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DA Larry Krasner Appoints Second Second-in-Command

If you couldn’t tell already, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner doesn’t exactly stick to the usual script. The progressive Democrat’s choice for first assistant district […]

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Pa. AG Josh Shapiro on Opioids, Restoring Trust, and Suing the President

It’s been a busy first year in Harrisburg for Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. After dispatching Republican challenger John Rafferty in the November 2016 general […]

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Krasner’s First Real Test: How He Handles “Tainted Cops” List

Philadelphia’s most vulnerable citizens feel gaslighted for their distrust of local law enforcement. Every time a specific case occurs that provides clear evidence of either […]

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City Council Declares Push to End Cash Bail in Philly

Philadelphia officials have declared their intention to end cash bail in the city. In a symbolic but nonetheless historic move, City Council members passed a resolution on […]

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DA Larry Krasner Hires Staffer to Protect Immigrants’ Rights

District Attorney Larry Krasner has announced a new position in the Philly prosecutor’s office geared toward protecting immigrants’ rights. Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Krasner said […]

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Report: Larry Krasner Dismisses More than 30 Prosecutors

It’s been only three days since District Attorney Larry Krasner officially stepped in to his role, but his campaign promise to radically overhaul the prosecutors’ office already appears to […]

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Philly Just Got a Hate Crimes Hotline

It’s been about a year since former District Attorney Seth Williams (now in prison) created a Hate Crimes Task Force to “vigorously prosecute” hate crimes […]

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Seth Williams Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Philly’s embattled former district attorney Seth Williams has been sentenced to five years in prison. Williams, who was indicted in May, pleaded guilty during his federal trial […]

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Inquirer Endorses Republican Beth Grossman for DA

In a surprising move, the Inquirer has endorsed Republican District Attorney candidate Beth Grossman. The newspaper’s plug for Grossman has drawn outrage from supporters of Larry Krasner, the […]

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Pennsylvania Sues Trump Over Birth Control Coverage

On behalf of the commonwealth, Attorney General Josh Shapiro has filed a federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump over modifications his administration made to former […]

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Disgraced Drexel Neurologist Slapped With Slew of Sex Crime Charges

The former head of Drexel University’s Department of Neurology faces a slew of sex crime charges after several former patients alleged that he had touched […]

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Kelley B. Hodge Voted Philly’s Interim DA

The Board of Judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County announced Thursday afternoon that private practice attorney Kelley B. Hodge has been […]

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Here Are the Candidates for Philly’s Interim DA Job

A total of 14 candidates applied for Philadelphia’s interim district attorney position in advance of the city’s deadline last Friday, the Inquirer reported. The office […]

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She’s Back: Lynne Abraham Applies For Interim DA Job

Former longtime Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham has applied for appointment as the city’s interim DA following Seth Williams’ abrupt resignation late last month, City […]

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Pa. Attorney General Sues Trump Admin Over Lack of Energy Regulations

Pennsylvania was one of 11 states to sue President Donald Trump’s administration this week over its failure to enact a series of energy regulations. The […]