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Grab Your Phone: Court Rules Citizens May Record Video of On-Duty Cops

Filed under: News by Contributor @ July 16, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia just recently ruled that individuals have a First Amendment right to video record on-duty police officers. Backed by the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”), two private citizens appealed a federal judge’s ruling that the constitutional right to record police activity was not absolute and […]

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Morrisville Bucks County Magisterial District Judge Michael Burns Passes

Filed under: News by Steven F. Fairlie @ April 25, 2017

Three term Morrisville, Pennsylvania Magisterial District Judge Michael Burns passed away from an illness this past Sunday. He was a popular Bucks County Judge, having served the County for well over a decade. He had been fighting illness but many in the legal community were unaware of his illness and his death at the young […]

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Criminal Record Sealing Law in PA Greatly Expanded

Filed under: Criminal Law, News by Contributor @ November 25, 2016

Earlier this year we posted an article discussing that a broader criminal record sealing law will be going into effect later in the year. Well, that time has now come. Starting November 14, 2016 , an individual who has been convicted of certain non-violent 2nd or 3rd degree misdemeanors is able to seek to have […]

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New mechanism for restoring gun rights announced

Filed under: Criminal Law, News by Contributor @ September 10, 2016

  As most people know, the Second Amendment grants Americans the right to bear arms. Few things can impede this right, but one of the most common ways a person’s right to own a firearm can be restricted is if that person is convicted of certain crimes. A federal statute prohibits anyone who was convicted […]

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Fairlie & Lippy wins again!

Filed under: Fairlie & Lippy News by Steven F. Fairlie @ August 29, 2016

Elizabeth Lippy just won another Not Guilty verdict in the matter of Commonwealth v. B.K. The client was charged with multiple counts of serious felonies including Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Aggravated Indecent Assault, Indecent Assault, Corruption of Minors, and many more. The case stemmed from accusations made by a 16 year old child that the […]

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