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Black Judges and The Supreme CourtEditorial29 June 2015 Merit selection and institutionalized racism Let’s get something straight about judicial merit selection: it is no panacea. Merit selection neither ensures ethical conduct nor protects against political infl uence. In the end, all merit selection may ensure is that an African American or Latino attorney will not be coming to a Pennsylvania appellate court bench any time soon.    Meet Rep. Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster, and Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery, the cosponsors of a bill to pass...Read More >>Black Judges and The Supreme Court


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Rescuing "Invisible Children"Sheila Simmons29 June 2015
Advocate, author, educator Connie Grier passionate about reunifying incarcerated parents, children (Photo Left) Connie Grier, educator and founder of the Successful Teens Aware, Resilient and Strong (STARS) mentoring program. Photo by Sarah J. Glover On June 10, Connie Grier’s post to her Facebook timeline identified her location as State Correctional Institution...Read More >>
Summer Ball at St. Joseph's UniversityJeremy Treatman29 June 2015
Strong Showing on the Court  (Photo Left) Kiyon Hardy is a rising junior at the Shipley School and plays guard on the basketball team. Photo by Sarah J. Glover Kris Zoubroulis wants to have an important role on next year's Lower Moreland boys basketball team. He helped his cause with a...Read More >>
Young Friends Raise Big Funds for the SquareHughE Dillon29 June 2015
A beautiful evening amongst friends It was a sold out event!  The Young Friend of Rittenhouse Square held its annual Young Friends Ball on the Square on June 18.  The ball took place at the lovely Stotesbury Mansion and was an evening filled with delicious food, friends and music. The evening...Read More >>


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Ken Smukler, publisher of Philadelphia’s largest weekly newspaper, The Liberty City Press, has a background in political technology and communications both locally and nationally.  Read more >>
Jeremy Treatman is the founder and co-director of the Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics and Sports Broadcasting Camps. Over 50 NBA players, including Lebron James, Kevin Durant, and Rajon Rondo played in his events when they were in high school. Jeremy...Read more >>
Lucy Smukler is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College. She is studying English and is interested in journalism and analytic writing. She is very excited to be a part of the Liberty City Press team. Read more >>
Sheila Simmons brings many years of writing and communications experience to her work for Liberty City Press. She began her professional writing career at the Philadelphia Daily News, where she covered Business, City Hall and Education.Read more >>
Sarah J. Glover is an award-winning photojournalist and multimedia journalist, specializing in photojournalism and video for the web.Read more >>
HughE Dillon Philly's Society Photographer; he's a columnist, television personality too. His photo work focuses on people, parties, celebrities and Philadelphia.  His photos have been published nationally and internationally. Including in People Mag,...Read more >>
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