Shapiro joins 50-state antitrust investigation into Google

Shapiro joins 50-state antitrust investigation into Google

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Monday announced that Pennsylvania will join a bipartisan antitrust investigation into Google to review how the tech company’s business practices align with state and federal law.

 

Shapiro joins 49 other state attorneys general who have vowed to investigate Google’s massive influence over the tech and advertising spheres to determine whether its operations have stifled economic competitiveness across the country.

Monday, September 9, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Shapiro joins 19 AGs in suit against new immigration rule

Shapiro joins 19 AGs in suit against new immigration rule

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced this week that he is joining a multi-state lawsuit against the Trump Administration, challenging a new rule that makes changes to migrant detention in the United States.

 

Shapiro, along with 19 other attorneys general, are disputing a new Department of Homeland Security rule that codifies certain portions of the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA), a 1997 agreement that set regulations for the detention, care and release of individuals in the country illegally.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Grand Jury Report on Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church-One Year Later

Grand Jury Report on Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church-One Year Later

It has been over a year since the issuance of a grand jury report following a two-year investigation by Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office into allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the dioceses of Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Erie, Greensburg, Allentown, and Scranton. The grand jury reviewed over 500,000 pages of internal diocesan documents and interviewed dozens of witnesses to conclude that there were “credible allegations” against over 300 priests which involved over 1,000 child victims.

Monday, August 26, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Features
Over 23,000 use new school safety tip line, though concerns center on student mental health

Over 23,000 use new school safety tip line, though concerns center on student mental health

Lawmakers are touting the success of a tip line set up to field concerns about school safety, although most of the calls are related to bullying or mental health issues rather than a potential mass shooting.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office announced Monday statistics from the first year of the Safe2Say program, which was launched in the wake of school shootings in Parkland, Fla. and Santa Fe, Tex. 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Attorney General issues grant to curb illegal gun purchases

Attorney General issues grant to curb illegal gun purchases

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced on July 18 a grant to two anti-gun violence organizations to tackle a significant problem: straw purchases.

The funding will spur outreach initiatives to educate women in Philadelphia about the dangers of gun purchases for those who aren’t legally eligible to buy a firearm. National data says over 30,000 straw purchases are attempted annually, with 80 percent of those initiated by women.

Friday, July 26, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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