Don’t Want Police to Search Your Phone Without a Warrant: Don’t Abandon It in a Public Bathroom Actively Recording

In an age where technology is changing faster than the law can keep up, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania recently addressed the issue of when police can legally search a smartphone without a warrant. Abandoned Smartphone In Commonwealth v. Kane, a Villanova University student hid a smartphone behind a “wet floor” sign in a co-ed…


Another ‘Second Chance’ Story: Sex Offender Who Earned Barber License While Incarcerated Can Continue to Work, Reform His Life

In September, we blogged about a “second chance” story involving a Lock Haven University professor with a 28-year-old sex crime conviction who worked hard, turned his life around, and got to keep his job after the university discovered his criminal past and attempted to terminate him. Here’s another story proving that second chances are possible…


The Age for Sexual Consent in PA: Don’t Become a Headline

Sexual assault and misconduct allegations grabbed headlines this past week. Nearly 60 women accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of conduct ranging from inappropriate behavior, to unwanted sexual advances, to rape. Political journalist Mark Halperin was accused by at least a dozen women of sexual harassment and assault. Even 41st President George Bush was accused by…