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On July 18, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in a unanimous decision, found that Act 80 of 2012 was enacted in a manner that violated the Pennsylvania Constitution.  Act 80 did many...
CLS played a part in a recent victory for people with criminal records. On May 28, 2019, a federal court jury rendered a $67 Million verdict in a class action against Bucks County, PA, for...
Pennsylvania House Bill 71 (HB71), which would reduce evictions from 21 to 12 days, passed out of Pennsylvania House Urban Affairs Committee on May 14, 2019. HB71 is a harmful bill and Community...
Rasheedah Phillips, Managing Attorney of the Housing Unit at Community Legal Services, gave the following testimony at a Philadelphia City Council budget hearing on May 8, 2019 Good afternoon...
The following statement was delivered by CLS attorney Seth Lyons at an event at Philadelphia City Hall on April 30, 2019. My name is Seth Lyons, I’m an attorney at Community Legal Services, and we...
CLS Energy Unit attorney Rob Ballenger presented testimony to City Council’s Transportation and Public Utilities Committee regarding PGW’s proposed partnership with a private entity to construct and...
CLS Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit Attorney Montgomery Wilson gave the following testimony before Philadelphia City Council on February 21, 2019. Testimony in support of Bill No. 18-...
On January 22, 2019, George Gould of CLS was invited to testify before the PA House Democratic Policy Committee, which consisted of a group of over 20 PA State Representatives from all over the...
Due to the federal government shutdown, SNAP recipients in Pennsylvania will receive their February 2019 SNAP benefits by January 18. This is not an extra payment and recipients will not receive...
CLS Housing Unit Managing Attorney Rasheedah Phillips and Staff Attorney Jenna Collins contributed to an amicus brief for the Massachusetts Supreme Court related to Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)...