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December 06, 2021
Civil Rights Law Internship Opportunities Open to Law StudentsThe Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is seeking applicants for its Civil Rights ...
November 24, 2021
Today, a jury convicted Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan for the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. The verdict was necessary and...
November 11, 2021
MEDIA RELEASECONTACT Laura Argenbright, Director of CommunicationsLargenbrig@pa.gov717-856-5971FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE11/10/21 PHRC STANDS WITH BETHLE...