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Victims of voter intimidation would have rights to sue under bill passed by Pa. House panel

Sponsored by Rep. Stephen Kinsey (D-Philadelphia), House Bill 461 would allow victims to sue for punitive damages and attorney fees. The law would apply to defendants who are convicted of violating the Pennsylvania Election Code’s provisions against voter intimidation.

Fulton DA delivers fiery testimony against Trump, co-defendants quest to disqualify her

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday fiercely defended herself against allegations of prosecutorial misconduct while she had a romantic relationship with the special prosecutor she appointed to oversee the 2020 presidential election interference case.

‘The need is great’ for money to pay public defenders, Shapiro says after proposing $10M increase

A year after taking the first steps to end Pennsylvania’s “shameful distinction” as one of only two states that did not pay for public defenders, Gov. Josh Shapiro and state lawmakers said Monday they would negotiate to make more money available for indigent defense.

Fetterman joins lawmakers’ letter urging DOJ to stop funding so-called ‘predictive’ policing tools

U.S. Sen John Fetterman (D-Pa.) was one of seven Democratic members of Congress to sign a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice calling on the agency to stop funding so-called “predictive” police software, much of which is widely considered inaccurate and, in many cases, discriminatory.