Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Two Christmas Stories

In the 19 December 2008 article Mr. Legg offers his position as author of these articles and presents two stories of Christmas.

Christmas Power

The 17 December 2008 articlevoices Mr. Legg's view of the meaning of Christmas.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cyber Bullying

The 5 December 2008 article discusses a recent Missouri case that involved the use of computers to harrass a teenage girl to death.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Juvenile Justice

The 26 November 2008 article discusses the Juvenile Justice system in Pennsylvania in light of the news stories of the Arizona boy who allegedly killed his father.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

In the 21 November 2008 article the District Attorney reflects on the meaning of the great American holiday.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Interpreting the Constitution

This week's article, 30 October 2008, reflects some recent work of the Supreme Court.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Election Effect on the Supreme Court

The 22 October 2008 article speculates on the effects of the upcoming presidential election on the future of the Supreme Court.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


The 17 October 2008 article discusses one of the causes of frustration for the District Attornehy: A convict unwilling to make restitution at a reasonable rate.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cell Phone Privacy

The 10 October 2008 article answers a request for information about the ability of law enforcement to obtain cell phone records.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Minors and Nonalcoholic Beer

The 2 October 2008 article describes Pennsylvania law relating to posssessing and consuming of nonalcoholic beer by minors.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Susquehanna County Reads

The 26 September 2008 article discusses the Susquehanna County Reads program supporting the book "To Kill a Mockingbird". Mr. Legg discusses the influence of the book on himself and describes some of the activities planned by the Susquehanna County Library.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Transgender Accommodations

In the 12 September 2008 articel the District Attorney discusses efforts in Maryland and Colorado to deal with transgender persons and the use of sexually separated facilities.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Right of Counsel

The 5 September 2008 article discusses the rights of a prisoner to counsel. In this case there was a period of time between the "warning" and the actual confession.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Military Service for Jail Time?

In the 29 August 2008 articlea letter suggesting that an inmate be allowed to serve his time through military service is discussed.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Amethyst Initiative

The 22 August 2008 article discusses the Amethyst Initiative, a group of college professors that has called for a discussion on reducing the drinking age to reduce binge drinking among college students.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Government Health Care

In the 15 August 2008 article there is a discussion of government health care using the prison systems as an example. The county jail is offered as a microcosm of the "national health care" that is actively discussed in the current national election discussions.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Liberals and Conservatives

The 8 August 2008 article reflects on a discussion with a friend about the views of Liberals and the views of Conservatives and how they are unlikely to convince each other of the "truth" of their own views.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Restricting Guns II

The 1 August 2008 article continues the 11 July 2008 article discussion of the right to carry a firearm in the open. The organization GeorgiaCarry.org efforts are shown in light of Pennsylvania law and the protection of the Constitution further explained.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Death for Child Rape Continued

The 25 July 2008 article discusses the recent Supreme Court decision concerning the death penalty for rape of a child in Louisiana.

This article is related to two previous articles that are linked in this article.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Restricting Guns

The 11 July 2008 article discusses the carrying of firearms openly in Pennsylvania and the rights of business owners to restrict the practice in their establishments. It also describes the constitutional effect on private citizens.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

No Death for Child Rape

The 3 July 2008 article discusses the recent Supreme Court decision ruling that a Louisiana law permitting the death penalty for child rape is "cruel and unusual".

This case was introduced in the 20 July 2007 article.

Monday, July 7, 2008


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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Second Ammendment II

The 27 June 2008 article discusses the recent decision of the Supreme Court in "District of Columbia et al. v. Heller". The right of the citizen to own a gun is decided.

A previous article introduced this case.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


The 8 May 2008 article discusses criminal rehabilitation. Of particular interest is the Philadelphia project that requires a criminal record for some jobs.


The article published on 20 June 2008 discusses the word game Taboo and the difficulty is communicating without the use of certain words, especially to a jury.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Investigating Juror

The article published on 13 June 2008 discusses problems for the jury, including the expectations generated by television programs and the juror who searches for information outside the environment of the trial.

Alcohol is a Drug

The article published on 6 June 2008 relates to "Alcohol as a Drug". It also descrribes the penalties for an adult who furnishes alcohol to a minor.

Blog Line

"From the Desk of the DA" is a weekly column published in the local papers of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, by our District Attorney, Jason J. Legg. All of the columns since 2004 are available on his website, SusquehannaCounty-DA.org .

This blog provides an opportunity for you to comment on any of Mr. Legg's articles. Or, for that matter, anything you'd like to offer relating to his webside.