Legal Hotline: Arrest and Search Warrant Records

Q: Which rules govern public access to arrest and search warrants and their supporting documentation, like affidavits of probable cause? A: Public access to arrest warrants and search warrants is governing by…

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Legal Hotline: Access to Election Results

What are the rules regarding public access to election returns? The Pennsylvania Elections Code makes election returns public records. In counties that use electronic voting systems, public access to returns is governed…

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PennSCAN May 22, 2019

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Legislative Update: May 16, 2019

The House was in session this week and the entire legislature will return June 3. Electronic Filing of Campaign Finance Reports The Senate passed Senate Bill 178, sponsored by Senator Pat Browne…

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Legal Hotline: Political Ads

Isn’t there a rule in Pennsylvania or federal law that restricts last-minute political ads? There is no federal law or regulation that prohibits last-minute political ads in newspapers, and provision of the…

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PennSCAN May 15, 2019

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Legislative Update, May 9, 2019

Senate and House The Senate and House were in session this week and the House returns to session next week. The House Local Government Committee held a voting meeting on numerous bills…

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Legal Hotline: Medical Marijuana Ads

Can we accept ads for medical marijuana under Pennsylvania’s new Medical Marijuana Act? Yes, although the Medical Marijuana Act imposes a number of restrictions on advertising and marketing medical marijuana, and requires…

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Legal Hotline: Hemp and CBD Ads

Can we run ads for hemp and related products like CBD supplements and food additives?  If so, are there any laws or regulations that we should consider? The law is unsettled at…

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PennSCAN May 8th, 2019

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