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Free Speech Concerns Amidst the Adoption of the Anti-Bias Rule

Free Speech Concerns Amidst the Adoption of the Anti-Bias Rule

By Riley Frank, Staff Writer The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has hopes of adopting Rule 8.4(g), which states that biased decision-making by attorneys constitutes professional misconduct and enshrines this into the Pennsylvania Code. [1] Though this rule seems relatively straightforward and ethical, judges and attorneys alike have taken issue with its adoption. […]

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The Modern Unionization Movement

The Modern Unionization Movement

By Jacob Schramm, Features Editor November 17, 2022, was “Red Cup Day” at Starbucks locations across the country, on which customers received a reusable red cup with their purchase.[1] At over one-hundred locations, more than a thousand employees participated in the Starbucks Workers Union’s largest single-day strike.[2] The following day, pictures of […]

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Pennsylvania Rethinks Juvenile Justice

Pennsylvania Rethinks Juvenile Justice

By Hannah Schaffer, Editor-in-Chief In December 2019, the Juvenile Justice Task Force was established by Governor Tom Wolf and Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor. The Juvenile Justice Task Force was co-chaired by Senator Lisa Baker, Senator Jay Costa, Representative Tarah Toohill and Representative Mike Zabel.[1] Members of the Task […]

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Should Pennsylvania Courts Allow False Confession Expert Testimony?

Should Pennsylvania Courts Allow False Confession Expert Testimony?

By Felicia Dusha, Features Editor Photo courtesy of pixabay.com To date, 375 people convicted of crimes in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing.[1] Of the 375 people, about 30 percent confessed to crimes they did not commit.[2] Experts on false confessions have studied these cases and compiled data on […]

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New Texas Social Media Law Challenges First Amendment Precedent

New Texas Social Media Law Challenges First Amendment Precedent

By Alexa Glista, Features Editor On September 9, 2021, House Bill 20  was signed into Texas law.[1] HB 20 forbids social media firms, which are defined as social media platforms that in one calendar month have more than 50 million active users in the United States, from punishing or putting restrictive measures (removing, demonetizing, […]

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Billion Dollar Baby

Billion Dollar Baby

By Regan Jarvis, Features Editor In one corner of the ring stands notorious conspiracy theorist and radio show host, Alex Jones. His opponents? The bereaved families of the victims of a tragic mass murder. After filing three separate defamation lawsuits and enduring four years of litigation, the families have secured […]

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Elon Musk as the Sole Director of Twitter

Elon Musk as the Sole Director of Twitter

by Amber Pavucsko, Staff Writer In April 2022, Elon Musk announced his plans to purchase the social media company Twitter for 44 billion dollars.[1] However, just three months later, he backed out of the deal stating that Twitter failed to give enough data to determine how many accounts were fake […]

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