Monthly Archives: January 2014

OCR’s Title IX Review of Penn State Comes Two Years after Advocates’ Request

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney Two years ago, the Women’s Law Project and nine other organizations committed to the enforcement of Title IX sent a letter to then-Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali requesting that the Office for … Continue reading

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Proposed Changes to PA Orphans’ Court Rules Seek to Make the Second-Parent Adoption Process Consistent Statewide

By Tara R. Pfeifer, WLP Staff Attorney In October 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee published proposed new and amended adoption rules for public comment.  The Rules Committee explained that the proposed amendments were intended, in … Continue reading

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Pregnant Workers Have More Rights in New Jersey Than in Pennsylvania

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney On Tuesday, January 21, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill that expands the anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation protections of New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). The NJLAD will now require … Continue reading

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The Corbett Administration’s Unhealthy Pennsylvania Proposal

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney Instead of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, as all of Pennsylvania’s neighboring states have done, the Corbett Administration has proposed a different plan in its Healthy Pennsylvania 1115 Application (“Healthy Pennsylvania Proposal), … Continue reading

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Bill Protecting Domestic Violence Victims Unanimously Passes in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

By Sarah Bugay, WLP Intern On Tuesday, January 14 2014, HB 1796, legislation that seeks to prohibit local nuisance ordinances from penalizing tenants for calling the police to respond to domestic violence and other emergencies, passed unanimously in the Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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Are You in New Jersey? Encourage Governor Christie to Support Pregnant Workers!

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of pregnant women and their families by signing a pregnancy discrimination bill by Tuesday, January, 21st. The New Jersey legislature passed this bill — S. … Continue reading

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