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Competing Standards for Character Evidence Testimony

Competing Standards for Character Evidence Testimony

By John Brophy, Features Editor Photo Courtesy of Unsplash.com The rules for character evidence both federally and in Pennsylvania are inadequate.  Currently, Pennsylvania restricts character evidence testimony to reputation only, while the federal standard permits character evidence in the form of opinion testimony. Character evidence is critically important in criminal […]

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Challenging the Constitutionality of the Corporate Transparency Act

Challenging the Constitutionality of the Corporate Transparency Act

By Danny Lynch, Staff Writer Picture courtesy of pixabay.com On January 1, 2024, The Corporate Transparency Act (“Act”) went into effect, creating new requirements for gathering information regarding business ownership. The Act requires certain companies to report ownership information to thwart financial crimes such as money laundering and tax fraud. […]

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Sovereign Citizens: Deciphering Their Conspiracy Theories and Strategies for Productive Engagement in Law

Sovereign Citizens: Deciphering Their Conspiracy Theories and Strategies for Productive Engagement in Law

Chase T. Boss, Staff Writer Photo courtesy of pexels.com The trial of Darrell Brooks, the perpetrator of the 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade attack, garnered widespread attention for his peculiar behavior, frequent use of quasi-legal jargon, and repeated assertions of being beyond the court’s jurisdiction.[1] Brooks’ expressed beliefs at trial, while […]

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The Growing “Green” Amendment Movement

The Growing “Green” Amendment Movement

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com By Jenna Anderson, Staff Writer Did you know you have a right to clean air and water, and a healthy environment?[1] These rights are guaranteed in Article I, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution. Pennsylvania’s environmental amendment is the oldest and most robust in the nation. […]

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The Future of AM Radio

The Future of AM Radio

By Simon Jaronski, Staff Writer Photo courtesy of pixabay.com In today’s contentious political climate, bipartisan legislation has become increasingly rare. However, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have shown support for legislation that would ensure that Americans have access to AM radio in their vehicles. The AM in Every […]

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New Jersey Senator Menendez Facing Corruption Charges

New Jersey Senator Menendez Facing Corruption Charges

Photo Courtesy of Pixabay By Abigail Palotas, Staff Writer In late September, 2023, an indictment was unsealed alleging that New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez and his wife, Nadine Menendez, engaged in a corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen.[1] As part of this agreement between 2018 and 2022, the Menendezes […]

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