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The top story this morning is the Pennsylvania voter identification law withstanding a constitutional attack by being upheld at the preliminary injunction stage by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, Simpson said the law is valid under a standard of review that is more deferential to state legislators.
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that an uphill fight is expected for challengers to the Hazleton ordinance barring employers and landlords from hiring or renting to illegal immigrants. The Third Circuit heard arguments Wednesday on the ordinance on remand from the Supreme Court.
In more Regional News on Page 3, reporter Gina Passarella writes that the Commonwealth Court ruled a Right-to-Know Law request for emails between a county government and four different agencies was not specific enough because it did not include a time frame for the request or specific email addresses and included subject terms that were “incredibly broad.”
In this week’s Young Lawyer column on Page 5, Kimberly Alford Rice writes about kickstarting the marketing journey as a young associate.
In the Paralegals Page, Vivian Luckiewicz writes about developing your brand.
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