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Editorial: ACLU threatens Harris with strong First Amendment lawsuit

WASHINGTON, DC -— Lyle Cracker of the American Civil Liberties Union discusses on Monday, August 22, 2005, a Supreme Court ruling to reject medical use of marijuana. (KRT STAND ALONE PHOTOGRAPH BY CHUCK KENNEDY/KRT)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

November 16, 2017

Pittsburgh City Councilwoman Darlene Harris somehow manages to regularly get herself into the petty types of quarrels that make Buzzfeed headlines — in April last year, she made local headlines when she got into a verbal altercation with a bicyclist. She took up bike lanes as a major aspect of ...

Editorial: St. Louis police endanger freedom of the press

Police officers arrest a man during a confrontational protest on Delmar Boulevard in University City on Sept. 16, 2017. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 25, 2017

Conventional wisdom proposes that it’s difficult to truly care about an issue until that issue affects you personally. For journalists in St. Louis, the controversy surrounding police brutality in America is coming to that point. In the light of protests during the past week and a half, local, national...

Column: When abortions could save lives, Catholic hospitals fail women

(Illustration by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

By Christian Snyder / Opinions Editor

June 7, 2017

When Tamesha Means entered labor with her first child in 2016, she was only 18 weeks pregnant — not even halfway through her pregnancy. So she did the logical thing and rushed to the nearest hospital. When she arrived at the Mercy Health Partners hospital, doctors diagnosed her with preterm prem...

Editorial: Fund public defenders more, or pay for unnecessary prison sentences

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 15, 2015

According to the Social Science Research Center, more than 80 percent of people charged with felonies are indigent — or poor. These people cannot afford attorneys, and therefore, must rely on public defenders. However, since Pennsylvania is charging indigent people at such a high rate, 73 percent ...

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