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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2021 


A diverse group of supporters is speaking up for Tracy Stone-Manning to be director of the Bureau of Land Management; GOP sinks key voting rights measure.


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Senate Republicans block a sweeping voting-rights bill; pandemic continues to take a toll on mental health; White House says U.S. will miss its July 4 target for 70% adult vaccination; Supreme Court rules against NCAA.

Public News Service - PA: Criminal Justice

Advocates fear politicized appellate court judicial elections would put civil rights and liberties in jeopardy. (md3d/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A proposed amendment to Pennsylvania's state constitution that would create judicial districts for the election of appellate court judges won't be on the primary ballot in May, but it could still go to the voters this year. House Bill 38 was put on hold after two Republicans on t

Opponents of House Bill 38 say it would threaten judicial independence and turn Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices into politicians. (mandritoiu/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Judicial-independence organizations are celebrating a temporary victory now that a proposed amendment to the state constitution will not be on the ballot in the May primary. House Bill 38 would create judicial districts drawn by state legislators and impose a residency requiremen

A 73-word ballot question proposed multiple changes to the state constitution. (jonbilous/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A question on Pennsylvania's state ballot in 2019 proposing sweeping changes to the state constitution has been ruled unconstitutional itself by a Commonwealth Court. The proposed amendment, known as "Marsy's Law," has been promoted as strengthening victims' rights in criminal pr

Revisions in SB 14 would make it easier to incarcerate people for technical violations of probation. (Pichsakul/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Criminal justice reform advocates say several changes to a bill meant to reform Pennsylvania's probation system would make the system worse. One of every 34 adults in the Keystone State is under community supervision, the third highest rate in the country. The original version

Under Pennsylvania law, 23 health conditions qualify for medical marijuana use. (H_Ko/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Can a county court prohibit registered medical marijuana patients on probation from using their approved medication? That's the question taken up by Pennsylvania's Supreme Court on Tuesday. Last September, Lebanon County announced that people under community supervision, such as

There are about 20,000 marijuana arrests in Pennsylvania each year, costing taxpayers an estimated $20 million. (New Africa/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Wide racial disparities in marijuana arrests continue across Pennsylvania, according to a new report. The ACLU report said 56 of Pennsylvania's 67 counties have racial disparities for marijuana-possession arrests that are higher than the national average. Despite similar rates of

About 100 people a day are admitted to the Allegheny County Jail. (LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS/Adobe Stock)

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PITTSBURGH -- Releasing prisoners from the Allegheny County Jail would reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading inside the facility and in the community at large, say some elected officials and prison-reform advocates. And they're asking County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to pay attention. Abo

Judges are supposed to consider ten factors, including a person's ability to pay, when setting bail. (motortion/Adobe Stock)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. - Civil liberties advocates say Philadelphia courts aren't following the rules for the use of cash bail, which is keeping people in jail just because they're poor. In the latest briefs filed in a 2019 class-action lawsuit, the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania has aske

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