Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Display

The 18 December 2009 article laments the action of Luzerne County refusing to display a Nativity Scene under threat of the ACLU.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

First Homicide

The 11 December 2009 Articlereturns to his early cases - in this one his first homicide case while he was Assistant District Attorney.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The 6 November 2009 article discusses "prosecutorial immunity" and the case recently heard in the Suprreme Court.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


The 30 October 2009 article discusses the recent Obama Administration action regarding prosecution of federal marijuana law in states that permit the use of medical marijuana.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Freedom of Expression

The 16 October 2009 article discusses the freedom of expression in America today, with a personal example.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


The 9 October 2009 article discusses the recent Binghamton law regarding discrimination in housing based on height and weight.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

McGruff at the 2009 Blueberry Festival

The photos of McGruff at the Blueberry Festival can be seen. If you wish to identify any of the people in the photos, you may do so here.

Accidental Discharge

The 7 August 2009 articlediscusses a Supreme Court decision about mandatory sentencing.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Acting Stupidly

The 31 July 2009 article relates to the comment of President Obama about the Cambridge, Massachusetts, police.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Activist Judge

The 25 July 2009 article comments on a recent interview with Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hate Crimes

The 2 July 2009 article discusses the proposed federal "Hate Crimes" legislation.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Due Process

The 25 June 2009 article discusses the recent Supreme Court decision concerning a judge in West Virginia.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Death and DUI

The 5 June 2009 article tells the story of Jesse Walton who drank some beer and drove into some trees killing his female passenger.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Supreme Court Confirmation

The 29 May 2009 article comments on the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominees.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hydrocarbon Conveyance

The 22 May 2009 article describes a new offering for the gas under your property. Unlike a lease this is an outright sale. The DA again suggests that you consult an attorney so that you understand what you are signing.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Duty, Honor, Country

The 15 May 2009 article is a Memorial Day tribute the men and women of the armed services that have kept us free.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


The 8 May 2009 article continues the discussion of cyberbullying

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mother's Day

The1 May 2009 article is a very personal story for Mother's Day. Mr. Legg thanks his mother for choosing life.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mildred Legg

The article of 23 April 2009 is a tribute to Mildred Legg, a member of the "Greatest Generation" and grandmother to the District Attorney.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sexual Assault Awareness

The 16 April 2009 articleintoduces the pain and misery caused by sexual assault and publicises Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Senator Stevens Trial

The 9 April 2009 article discusses the trial of the Alaskan Senator and recent dismissal of the conviction.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Judicial Immunity

The immunity of a judge is the subject of the 3April 2009 article. A current case in Luzerne County is used as an example.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


The 27 March 2009 article article describes the process of extradition and the pitfalls involved.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Permissible Search

The article for 20 March 2009 describes the circumstances surrounding an overturned conviction for DUI because a "search" was not permitted on appeal.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Closing Statement

The 13 March 2009 article shows the effect of a slip in the closing argument can affect the outcome of a trial where the verdict appeared obvious.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Can You Own a Gun?

The 6 March 2009 article cautions that people who have been convicted of, or pled guilty to, misdemeanor domestic abuse charges may not have a gun under federal law.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Crime Maps

An intern, Christian Chludzinski, working with the Distric Attorner, has produced new maps showing the locationsof crimes in Susquehanna County in 2008.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Summary Offenses

"Summary offenses" is the topic for the 27 February 2009 article. In response to a reader request generated by the Statistics article, the District Attorney explains these charges that are often coupled with a DUI charge.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Lady Justice

The 20 February Article is about Justice in America. And, the failings of a few of the people we entrust with this power.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


This week's article 13 February 2009 presents some of the crime statistics for Susquehanna County in 2008. There is reference to a map showing arrests by Christian Chludzinski a student intern.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Nude Pictures of Children

The 6 February 2009 article discusses the serious crime of children taking and sending nude pictures over the Internet.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Reckless and Negligent

The 30 January 2009 article uses the case of a coach charged with the death of a football camp participant to discuss "reckless" and "negligent" in regard to homicide.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

School Bus Trouble

The 23 January 2009 article discusses the case of a little girl who told of being molested in her school bus.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


The 16 January 2009 article discusses the constitutional right to bail using the current case of Bernard Madoff as an example.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More Law - Less Liberty

The 9 January 2009 article uses a recent law passed in Binghamton, NY, to illustrate the concept that more laws result in less liberty.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Home Improvement

The 2 January 2009 article discusses hiring a building contractor.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Student Prayer

The 26 December 2008 article presents the case of Marcus Borden, a high school football coach, who was prohibited from any activity with his team that suggested prayer.