New prison mail policy sparks lawsuit from ACLU, advocates

New prison mail policy sparks lawsuit from ACLU, advocates

While the president may have received mixed reviews for his claim that “attorney client privilege is now a thing of the past,” civil rights advocates are backing up Pennsylvania inmates on the same concern with legal action.


Two lawsuits were filed against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections this week by the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, a Philadelphia law firm, and three criminal justice reform groups. The lawsuits are in response to a new policy that resulted from the 12 day long September prison lockdown.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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US Supreme Court rejects Republican request for review of January redistricting ruling

US Supreme Court rejects Republican request for review of January redistricting ruling

On Monday, the US Supreme Court denied a request to review the state Supreme Court’s January gerrymandering ruling.


The request, from Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), would have required the state Supreme Court to hand over all files related to the decision for review by the country’s chief justices.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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