Reilly v. City of Harrisburg, ___ F.3d ___ (3d Cir. 2017).  This case involved claims by plaintiffs that an ordinance of the City of Harrisburg unconstitutionally deprived them of the ability to protest outside abortion clinics.  The District Court denied a preliminary injunction.  Plaintiffs appealed, asking the Third Circuit to address the ultimate merits of their constitutional claim.  Speaking through Judge Ambro, the court declined to do that.  But the panel did write a de

The Third Circuit website contains a notice today that “CM/ECF is Unavailable.  There is a problem with the application that is currently being addressed.  Deadlines for Tuesday, May 16, 2017 are automatically extended until Wednesday, May 17, 2017.”

In this electronic age, technology is everywhere.  So it was perhaps inevitable, and welcome to most, that the common thread running through much of the Third Circuit Judicial Conference, which began yesterday in Lancaster, PA and concludes tomorrow, is technology.

One of yesterday’s sessions addressed “Twitter in the Court: Social Media Issues for Judges, Lawyers and Jurors.”  Last night’s keynote address was delivered by former Homeland Security Secretary (and former Third Circuit Judge) Michael Chertoff.  His 25-minute presentation offered many questions