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

Talk to me after Groundhog's Day

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In Monday’s Inquirer and Daily News, I wrote about the first six weeks of the Philadelphia civil trial of lawsuits resulting from the... Read more

How the word 'porn' threatened to end Center City collapse trial

It was called the Forum Theatre and from 1975 until 2012 it was synonymous with porn: Philadelphia’s best-known and, ultimately, last... Read more

Jurors in Salvation Army collapse quick to point out problems

No two juries are alike. They are, after all, made up of human beings. Some are decisive; others wind up “hung” – unable... Read more

Tragedy compounded

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The expectant parents had already created a birth registry at several retailers for the baby expected to be born July 18. The girl was born... Read more