Msgr. Lynn - still waiting

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Wednesday was supposed to have been decision day for Msgr. William J. Lynn: a Philadelphia judge’s announcement of whether the 66-year-old... Read more

View from the jury box in Center City collapse trial

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I watch a lot of trials for my job and I’m continually fascinated by the workings of juries. Twelve strangers are brought together,... Read more

Accountability, but no closure, in Center City building collapse trial

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The comfort cliché is that, in the end, there will be closure. In eight years covering the Philadelphia court’s system closure... Read more

The worth of a human life

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How much is a human life worth? To the family and friends of someone who’s died, the answer is: incalculable. That certainly was clear... Read more

Freedom arrives - four days late

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Freedom, when it came, arrived four days late. And when it did, as frustrating as the wait was, Feldon Bush was ready. “In the end... Read more

Is the end near?

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In fits and starts, after 13 weeks of testimony, it appears that the Philadelphia civil trial of lawsuits from the deadly 2013 Center City... Read more

Pa.'s first death sentence of the year

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Pennsylvania’s drought of death sentences ended Friday when a Philadelphia jury sentenced Tam Minh Le to death for the horrific 2014... Read more

What's a judge to do?

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Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina preferred to call it “streamlining.” Some defense lawyers insisted that... Read more