Nonprofit Partner Round-Up 1/28/20 - 2/10/20


The Philadelphia Bar Foundation funds nearly 40 legal aid nonprofits, all of whom are doing incredible work in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania for the communities they serve. Our bi-weekly news round-ups highlight their recent activities:

2/7/20 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit upheld a Philadelphia City Council ordinance that bans employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. Women’s Law Project describes the ruling as a victory for equal pay.

2/6/20 Marsha Levick, Chief Legal Officer at Juvenile Law Center, speaks out against a Florida prosecutor’s decision that could result in a 14-year-old being sentenced to life.

1/31/20 Marsha Levick weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end automatic life without parole for minors.

1/30/20 The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania seeks to end a policy that prohibits probationers from using medical marijuana, arguing that it violates the state’s Medical Marijuana Act.

1/29/20 The Commonwealth Court ruled that Pennsylvania legislators have the right to intervene in cases that challenges a state law that cuts funding for health centers providing abortion services, except in dire circumstances. Women’s Law Project is representing the plaintiffs in the case, who argue that the law violates the state constitution.