ACLU of Pennsylvania Announces Settlements in Philadelphia Lawsuits That Established a First Amendment Right to Record the Police

ACLU of Pennsylvania Announces Settlements in Philadelphia Lawsuits That Established a First Amendment Right to Record the Police

PHILADELPHIA (December 5) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania announced today that it has settled two lawsuits against the city of Philadelphia after police unlawfully retaliated against people who recorded them carrying out their duties. The litigation stemmed from two separate incidents in 2012 and 2013 but were argued together in federal court, leading to a landmark ruling in July from the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that there is a First Amendment right to record the police in public.

Philadelphia Magazine: ACLU Sues Police for Using Force to Stop Photos of Arrest

Law 360: Rite Aid Job Applicants Win Round In Background-Check Suit

Job applicants to Rite Aid Corp. won a round in their fight over the company’s pre-employment background checks, when a Pennsylvania federal judge on Wednesday denied the company’s motion to strike the designation of the putative class action as related to a similar case, saying both suits share a central core of common facts.

Philadelphia Magazine: ACLU Sues Police for Using Force to Stop Photos of Arrest

The Legal Intelligencer: No Wedding Bell Blues

Shannon Duffy covers LGD’s successful representation in Buck v. Stankovic, in a page one article entitled No Wedding Bell Blues in The Legal Intelligencer. A federal judge ruled that a county official cannot deny a marriage license to a couple simply because an applicant does not have a current visa or green card.