In rejecting the appeal of a child molester who used Facebook to exchange explicit photos of minors, a federal appeals court clarified how online chats can be authenticated as criminal evidence.
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On July 14, the Commonwealth Court rendered a decision in Hunterstown Ruritan Club v. Straban Township Zoning Hearing Board, 2016 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 327 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2016), confirming that a property owner's failure to register a nonconforming use with a municipality and obtain a nonconforming use certificate is not fatal to the continuance of the use.
Pennsylvania is moving swiftly ahead with a regulatory scheme to govern the introduction of medical marijuana, issuing its first batch of proposed rules for growers this month.
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The Legal's Construction Law supplement includes articles on jury selection and technology, amendments to the state's Mechanics' Lien Law, the use of mediation in construction accidents and tips to avoid delays.