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  • Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse

    Domestic abuse may take different forms, from threats and insults to physical violence. However, there is another aspect of domestic abuse that can be as constricting and as devastating as physical and psychological harm. Financial abuse can take many different forms and can prevent a victim from le... Read more

  • Hate Crimes and Domestic Terrorism

    On October 27, 2018, a man walked into a synagogue in Pittsburgh and opened fire, killing 11 people and injuring several others. The shooter, Robert Bowers, was arrested and charged with 29 separate charges: 11 counts of obstruction of exercise of religious beliefs resulting in death, 11 counts ... Read more

  • State Laws on Firearms and Domestic Abuse

    Recently, Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled legislature unanimously approved a bill that would require people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence to turn in their firearms within 24 hours. In passing this measure, Pennsylvania joins 29 other states and the District of Columbia that restr... Read more

  • The Benefits and Costs of Flipping

    A few weeks ago, President Trump made news (again) when he complained about his former attorney agreeing to cooperate with federal prosecutors. He said that Cohen’s action was “called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal.” The president’s off-the-cuff criticism drew attention to a prac... Read more

  • Heat, Cold and Animal Cruelty

    The end of summer brings a final blast of hot days along with the realization that cold weather is just around the corner. For pet owners in some states, extreme weather also carries some liability: it may be illegal to leave your pet outside in certain temperatures.   In 2017, Pennsylvan... Read more

  • Understanding Marijuana Laws

    The marijuana debate has been in the news more frequently over the past four years. Applicable state laws regarding possession and use differ greatly across the United States, and many are in conflict with federal law. Navigating these laws can be complicated, but it is imperative that anyone us... Read more

  • What Is Obstruction of Justice?

    The news this week is dominated by discussion of whether President Trump is or is not being investigated for obstruction of justice. At issue is whether Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and then fired Comey... Read more


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