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2010

PA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ISSUE STATEMENT ON GOVERNOR’S VETO OF H.B. 192

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association President Edward M Marsico, Jr. (District Attorney, Dauphin County) today issued the following statement in support of Governor Edward G. Rendell's veto of H.B. 1926, often referred to as the "Castle Doctrine expansion bill: "Pennsylvania needs a law that supports law-abiding citizens who act in self-defense, not one that gives thugs a new line

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DISTRICT ATTORNEYS WARN AGAINST LEGISLATION THAT TAKES POWER AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania's District Attorneys today warned the legislature that Senate Bill 628 would end the historic role of juries in determining whether capital punishment is an appropriate punishment and instead place it in the hands of judges prior to trial.  The bill was reported out of the House Judiciary Committee by a 14-12 vote earlier this week.  The

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Grove, District Attorneys Call for Passage of ‘Sexting’ Legislation

Harrisburg, PA - Rep. Seth Grove (R-Dover) and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association are calling on the General Assembly to approve legislation that would address the practice of inappropriate text messaging between teens, referred to as "sexting." Grove's House Bill 2189 would create a new misdemeanor of the second degree for teens caught sexting, which would apply if a minor sends nude

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Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association Elects New Executive Committee Members

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) announced that the district attorneys of Lebanon and Berks County were recently elected to fill vacancies on its executive committee. The election took place during the PDAA winter meeting in Philadelphia on February 12. The new executive committee members are: • John T. Adams, Berks County District Attorney • David J. Arnold, Jr., Lebanon

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Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute Elects New Members to Board of Directors

Harrisburg, PA -The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI) announced today that five district attorneys were elected to serve as members of the board of directors of the educational and training arm of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association. The members are: • Hon. David W. Heckler, Bucks County District Attorney • Hon. Andrew J. Jarbola, Lackawanna County District Attorney • Hon. Eric Linhardt, Lycoming County

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Pennsylvania District Attorneys Welcome Executive Director to their Ranks

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today congratulated PDAA Executive Director Mike Piecuch (pronounced "pea-yet-sue")  for his selection as the new district attorney of Snyder County. Piecuch, a Snyder County resident, was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former District Attorney Michael Sholley, who was sworn-in as judge of Union and Snyder Counties on January 4.  Piecuch has served

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PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY SETH WILLIAMS APPOINTED LEGISLATIVE CHAIR

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) President Edward M. Marsico, Jr. today appointed Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams PDAA's new legislative chair and a member of the executive committee. "The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association has always played an active role in legislative debate on law enforcement and criminal justice issues," said Marsico.  "PDAA's executive board welcomes District Attorney Williams to

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Pennsylvania District Attorneys Applaud New Proposal to Change “Sexting” Laws

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association today applauded a new "sexting" bill introduced in the state House of Representatives saying the measure makes the right changes to Pennsylvania law regarding the sending of sexually explicit images by minors to minors. With sexting incidents on the rise, district attorneys throughout Pennsylvania have advocated making appropriate changes to the state's sexting laws

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