A small percentage of people in jail are wrongly imprisoned, yes — but just about everyone in jail deserves to be there.
Edel Donahue: ‘Heartbeat bills’ save lives, so update abortion laws to reflect modern science and medicine
A heartbeat bill would not only save the lives of many children, it would also spare their mothers the pain and regret that often come with abortion.
By Edel Donahue
Paul Levy, Penn Law ’72: Penn at the crossroads. Will we stand with Princeton … or Liberty University?
Penn must immediately offer a sincere apology to Professor Amy Wax, lift the sanctions imposed on her, and once again give first-year law students the benefit of her superb teaching and scholarship.
By Paul Levy
Chris Tremoglie: We can celebrate indigenous people without dissing Columbus
Judging Columbus through the eyes of 21st-century social justice advocates is unfair. Judging him in the context of the 15th century is more honest.
By Chris Tremoglie
John Lott: We don’t need Red Flag laws – we have the tools in place to help the mentally ill and protect people’s rights
Baker Act statutes are a better alternative. They require an evaluation by a mental-health expert and a public defender is provided if needed.
By John R. Lott Jr.
David Barensfeld: Don’t just vote for Superior Court judges — think about these candidates as future Supreme Court justices
The winners of this year’s elections could shape the state’s legal landscape in a way that impacts individuals, families, taxpayers and businesses for decades.
By David Barensfeld
J. Christian Adams: Philly leads the way in normalizing heroin addiction
U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain fights to stop the opening of facilities where people can gather for ingestion of deadly narcotics. He calls it “in your face illegal activity.”
By J. Christian Adams
Art Carey: Lamenting social media, a land of vapid content fueling an orgy of narcissism
Social media exalts the slapdash and careless, the vulgar and profane. There’s no room or respect for deliberation and eloquence.
By Art Carey
George Parry: Krasner’s handling of Mumia case part of a disturbing pattern
Maureen Faulkner’s persistence and courage in filing her petition have brought into sharp focus the questions that continue to hang over Philly’s district attorney.
By George Parry
Steven McGuire: Archbishop Chaput has led Philly archdiocese by truth, faith and example
During these difficult times of change, Catholics have been able to count on Archbishop Chaput as a model of holiness and stability.
By Steven F. McGuire