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Headlines for June 2018

Senate Approves Changes to Redistricting:  Legislation Would also Create Judicial Districts (Daily American, June 21)
Sessions Makes Connection Between 'Illegals," Crime in Pennsylvania (Republican Herald, June 16)​
Third Circuit Rules Aggravated Assault Predicate to 'Career Criminal' Status (The Legal Intelligener, June 15)

Dozens of Speakers at Hearing Assail PA Plan to Use Algorithm in Sentencing (The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 6)

Headlines for May 2018

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Hear Eric Frein Appeal (NBC 10, May 17, 2018)
Supreme Court Upholds Individual Rights in 2 Key Criminal Justice Cases (NPR, May 14, 2018)
Supreme Court Greenlights Driver Rights in Rental Car (Fox News, May 15, 2018)

Headlines for April 2018

Legislation would protect current employees from criminal past (WITF, April 1, 2018)
Investigation Paints Central PA as Ground Zero in Crackdown on Undocumented Immigrants (PennLive, April 16, 2018)
Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Immigration Law as Too Vague, (ABC News, April 17, 2018) 
​Editorial:  PA House Should Approve Greenleaf Criminal Justice Reform (Patriot News, April 19, 2018)
Should Grand Juries Be Allowed to Criticize?  (Allentown Morning Call, April 19, 2018)
State Sextortion Bill Would Criminalize Sexual Coercion (PGH NPR WESA, April 19, 2018)
Court Upholds Ruling that Barred Rape Defendant from Personally Questioning Rape Victim (The Times Tribune, April 20, 2018)
Cops Don't Have to Release Video of Officer Beating Handcuffed Prisoner (PennLive, April 30, 2018)
Pennsylvania Hate Crimes are Underreported to the FBI (Governing, April 30, 2018)