Category Archives: PA Supreme Court

WLP Case Highlight: Schanne v. Addis

by Tara Murtha, WLP Staff If a person discloses to a teacher that another teacher started a romantic relationship with her years earlier while she was his student, and that disclosure leads to a termination hearing at the school — … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Voter I.D. Law Disproportionately Impacts Women as Election Draws Near

Molly Cohen, WLP Intern When Pennsylvania passed a law earlier this year imposing a voter ID requirement on voting in every election and narrowing the list of acceptable forms of ID, critics quickly pointed out that the law targets specific … Continue reading

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Decades after Reforms Erased Sexual Assault Myths from the Letter of the Law, Pennsylvania’s Criminal Justice System Remains Infected

In the early morning hours in a college dorm room, three young men took turns physically restraining and vaginally, anally, and orally penetrating an eighteen-year-old woman student without her consent.  The victim had allowed the three men — who were … Continue reading

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