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Opinion | Protect crime victims: Vote yes for Marsy’s Law

Opinion | Protect crime victims: Vote yes for Marsy’s Law

By Josh Beylinson, Staff Columnist

October 22, 2019

It is absolutely imperative that crime victims get constitutional protection.

Georgetown law professor talks Constitution at annual lecture

Victoria Nourse, Ralph Whitworth Professor in Law at Georgetown spoke Tuesday about separation of powers and the current state of politics.

By Madison Brewer, For The Pitt News

September 18, 2019

Each year since the passage of a 2004 federal amendment, Constitution Day is celebrated on September 17, commemorating the day 230 years ago when delegates from the original 13 states ratified the Constitution, giving life and law to our republic.

Editorial | States should follow Pennsylvania’s lead in pursuit of curbing gerrymandering

Map of Pennsylvania's congressional districts.

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

July 10, 2019

Since individual states hold all the power to curb gerrymandering, they need to follow in Pennsylvania's footsteps and prioritize making their maps as fair as possible.

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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