A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section


Supreme Court increases loan assistance to expand number of attorneys who serve the poor 

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Pennsylvania Department of Corrections names new mental health advocate for offenders

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(The information below is from Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

Session schedule


June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30


June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Sentencing Commission

June 3-4– PA Commission on Sentencing meets for a hearing and policy discussion. PA Judicial Center, Harrisburg. (formal notice)

Public hearing

June 11– House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Pennsylvania’s death penalty moratorium.  Room 140. 10 a.m.

Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment, the Old Guard, places flags at more than 224,000 headstones at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday in preparation for Memorial Day. (Photo by Spec. Steven Hitchcock/ U.S. Army).  From Washington Post, May 23, 2015.


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