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Capitol Report
11/01/2021
Capitol Report | The Legal Intelligencer

Capitol Report

Following is a listing of executive and legislative action for the week of Oct. 25. Both houses of the General Assembly were in recess at press time. The Pennsylvania Senate and state House of Representatives were scheduled to return to session Nov. 8.

Ethics question: "I am involved in a judicial race and my opponent is a member of an organization that does not admit wo...
10/29/2021
Ethics Forum: Questions and Answers on Professional Responsibility | The Legal Intelligencer

Ethics question: "I am involved in a judicial race and my opponent is a member of an organization that does not admit women. There is an annual dinner, but only men can participate. Women just make the meal. I don’t know if there is any racial discrimination, but normally it is an all-white group. Is that a problem for that candidate?"

I represent several clients in a very serious motor vehicle accident where there were a number of vehicles involved and people were badly hurt. Can...

ICYMI. Pennsylvania Supreme Court hopeful Kevin Brobson, who is president judge of the Commonwealth Court, is taking hea...
10/29/2021
'Why We Should Not Be Electing Judges': Brobson Ad Spotlights Problems With How Pa. Picks Judges, Observers Say | The Legal Intelligencer

ICYMI. Pennsylvania Supreme Court hopeful Kevin Brobson, who is president judge of the Commonwealth Court, is taking heat for part of an ad criticizing his opponent, Superior Court Judge Maria McLaughlin.
http://ow.ly/9HFU50GzB1k

The bar group said that the 30-second spot is inaccurate and violates the pledge each candidate has signed onto agreeing to conduct their campaigns...

Ethics question: "I represent several clients in a very serious motor vehicle accident where there were a number of vehi...
10/28/2021
Ethics Forum: Questions and Answers on Professional Responsibility | The Legal Intelligencer

Ethics question: "I represent several clients in a very serious motor vehicle accident where there were a number of vehicles involved and people were badly hurt. Can I get an advance agreement from all of my clients that they will accept the settlements offered as agreed to by the majority of the clients I am representing? "

I represent several clients in a very serious motor vehicle accident where there were a number of vehicles involved and people were badly hurt. Can...

Recent departures and current employees of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office say somewhere between 20 and 30 p...
10/28/2021
Is Phila. DA's Office Hemorrhaging Staff? Some Lawyers See Negative Effect on Court Calendar | The Legal Intelligencer

Recent departures and current employees of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office say somewhere between 20 and 30 people have left in the past six months.

Many sources note that the number could very well be higher.
http://ow.ly/P80b50GAu6S

The DA's office, however, boasts that its staffing is as high as it has ever been, with more than 300 attorneys on board.

“What the court decides in this case will immediately impact hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.”http://ow.ly/quJg5...
10/28/2021
Odor of Pot No Longer Justifies Warrantless Search in Era of Medical Ma*****na, Defense Lawyer Argues | The Legal Intelligencer

“What the court decides in this case will immediately impact hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians.”
http://ow.ly/quJg50GAtsQ

After hearing both sides, the justices are set to cut through the smoke surrounding the parameters of what the Medical Ma*****na Act protects. The government argued that the odor of pot could contribute to a determination—on the totality of circumstances—that a search should be conducted.

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