Federal judge strikes down House policy on who can offer opening prayer

Federal judge strikes down House policy on who can offer opening prayer

A Pennsylvania House policy mandating that any guest chaplain believe in a deity or a higher power was struck down in federal court this week.

The ruling, first reported by the Associated Press, invalidates the current interpretation of an existing a House rule — specifically, House Rule 17. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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House committee renews push for local police radar law

House committee renews push for local police radar law

Get pulled over by a local police officer in Pennsylvania and you can be sure of at least one thing – you weren’t caught speeding by a radar gun.

That’s because in the Commonwealth, radar timing devices can be only used by the state police. Pennsylvania is the only state that prohibits municipal police from using radar, and Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) is the latest in a long succession of lawmakers who want that to change.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
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