Masks in Public Places: Public Accommodation Discrimination

Posted on December 15th, 2020 in Civil Right

As of November 17, there is a statewide order under the Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, that announced that face masks must be worn both indoors and outdoors, regardless of distance. When outdoors, face-coverings must be worn when in the company of those who are not members of the person’s household. In […]

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Stops and Searches: Know Your Rights

Posted on September 8th, 2020 in Civil Right

Stops and searches by police can sometimes be frightening–especially if you believe your civil rights are being violated. Whether it is discriminatory conduct or unlawful practices, you are guaranteed constitutional protections both under federal and state law. Attorney Craig Kalinoski has experience both as an attorney and as a police officer, and he will work […]

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Students Forced to Sign COVID-19 Liability Waivers: Is it Legal?

Posted on August 25th, 2020 in Civil Right

Pennsylvania State University faced backlash from students and parents after requiring students to sign a liability agreement and assume all risk of COVID-19 prior to returning to campus for the fall semester. Now the university has taken a step back and will provide students an alternate legal agreement regarding coronavirus. The original agreement stated, “I […]

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Can I be forced to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Posted on August 18th, 2020 in Civil Right

As the world prepares for a potential end to the novel coronavirus with a vaccine, it’s no surprise that many Americans are skeptical about receiving a vaccine this quickly. In fact, reports suggest that only two-thirds of adults would willingly get the vaccine. While that may or may not protect them from COVID-19, that is […]

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When You Are Refused Service

Posted on August 4th, 2020 in Civil Right

You’ve likely seen the signs in storefront windows reading, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service.” While that has been accepted as the societal norm of proper conduct inside public establishments, many wonder when does a common sense refusal of service become an infringement of personal rights? Here’s what you need to know when you are […]

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