Uplifting the Comprehensive Legacy of Dr. King

The following post was written by Kee Tobar, Director of Racial Equity and Inclusion at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia. Let us remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s comprehensive dream as we celebrate his legacy. As the Director of Racial Equity and Inclusion at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, I realize that so much of…

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Limits Power of Child Welfare Agencies to Search Family Homes

In a landmark ruling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has held that Fourth Amendment protections extend to home inspections conducted by child welfare agencies investigating anonymous hotline calls, and that child welfare agencies may not search family homes without first demonstrating probable cause under the law. This case has broad-ranging racial justice implications for Black and…