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Last week, the Senate passed S. 1356 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016, which included a couple significant pro-Second Amendment provisions. First, pursuant to Section 526, a process must be established by the Secretary of Defense no later than December 31, 2015, through which members of the Armed Forces may carry an appropriate firearm on a military installation.
A number of individuals have inquired with our office whether it is legal to hunt with a silencer in PA. As silencers have become more popular, affordable and increasingly marketed to the hunting community, they are being utilized in the field by more people than ever. In Pennsylvania, it is legal to hunt while using a silencer.
Next Monday or Tuesday there will likely be a vote on Senate Bill 76 which will potentially affect the cost to obtain legal services within the state. The proposed legislation would implement a 7% tax on legal services within the state. This tax would be detrimental to those who have a difficult time affording legal services and would effectively bar groups of individuals fr ...
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) releases November 2015 Clean Energy Report. For decades, America has anticipated the transformational impact of clean energy technologies. As the federal government and industry made long-term investments to support those technologies, some critics became impatient, claiming a clean energy future would “always be five years away.
Pennsylvania law requires that first time hunters take and pass an approved Hunter Safety Course prior to purchasing their first hunting license. Unfortunately for individuals who are unaware of this requirement, there is nothing in the system that would prevent a clerk from selling them a license.
SunShot launched the Catalyst prize competition in 2014 to connect American innovators to the tools, capabilities, data assets, and resources developed by the Energy Department and its national laboratories. Through four contests, the competition challenges tech startups to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing the solar industry with the goal of cutting soft costs to ...
On Monday evening, 11/09/2015, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals failed to surprise anyone, issuing a 2-1 decision that affirms the current injunction against the Executive expansion of DACA. >>See decision here<< The reader may recall that this blog has attempted to provide some coverage of this increasingly fraught showdown. See explanation of DAPA and litigation here.
Since the prosecution of Shaneen Allen, there has been a push across the United States for national reciprocity but few are aware of the proposed reciprocity bills. While I have some concerns about national reciprocity (which I review below), it is important to understand the four currently pending bills regarding national reciprocity. Senate Bill 498, introduced by U.S.
Prince Law Offices, P.C., a Pennsylvania-based law firm, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a Best Law Firm in rankings from U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Firms included in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.
The end of a marriage is an emotional and traumatic event. Not only are you severing the marital union but you are also severing the social and financial union which has been built up during the years of marriage. Spouses weave and intertwine their lives together with the expectation that the union will last.
While I have blogged on the topic extensively, many residents of Pennsylvania are unaware of their right to carry a firearm while voting, unless their polling location is located at a place which prohibited under state law. Accordingly, I did a short video on the right to carry a firearm, while voting.
As part of its 13th year of “Prepare Now” education efforts, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today (October 29, 2015) urged utilities to take extra steps to help consumers – especially those on limited and fixed incomes – to prepare for winter heating costs. A letter signed by the five PUC Commissioners has been sent to all of Pennsylvania’s electric and nat ...
A strident ruling out of the federal district court for the central district of California is resulting in major changes to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy concerning the detention of women and children. On August 21, 2015, Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled that the ICE/DHS policy of housing detained women and children, spread between 3 national facilities (two i ...
Earlier this year the PA Game Commission passed a new regulation relating to tree stands on State Game Lands requiring that owners of the stands now conspicuously mark their stand with their CID number, owner’s first and last name and their home address or a number issued by the Game Commission for this purpose.
Our colleagues at the Pennsylvania Bar News have recently covered some important news from the realm of family law – pending legislation that, if passed, will significantly reduce the time it takes estranged spouses to legally divorce. House Bill 380 is the legislation at issue and aims to cut in half the statutory waiting period from 2 years to 1.