In Pa., DUIs are down and "driving while distracted" is up

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In Pennsylvania, the good news is that arrests and citations for driving under the influence continue to decline, from 48,896 in 2015 to 48... Read more

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

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