To Think that SB 8 Becoming Law will Effectively Reform Civil Asset Forfeiture is Naive

Elizabeth Young’s Philadelphia home was taken from her because her son was charged with selling marijuana from it. Photo from


(Criminal justice news deserving of an in-depth look.)

Pennsylvania has more juvenile lifers than anywhere in the country, and it’s not clear that the nationwide fight to eliminate juvenile life without parole sentences is over. Photo from The Atlantic.
  • The Atlantic: “The Reckoning Over Young Prisoners Serving Life Without Parole”
  • Fox43: “PA Supreme Court: Police must obtain search warrant to draw blood from unconscious DUI suspects”
  • The Marshall Project: “Pennsylvania went too far with new sex offender registration laws, says state’s supreme court.”



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