Feb 13, 2015 – Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday that he had suspended the death penalty
The family of a 16-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was kidnapped, raped and murdered in 1993 is criticizing Gov. Tom Wolf for delaying Friday’s execution of the man who confessed to the crimes.
Pa. murder victims’ families support the death penalty. After Gov. Tom Wolf suspended the use of capital punishment in the commonwealth in February, the Pennsylvania Office of the Victim Advocate
Feb 12, 2021 – Criminal Justice Reform, Press Release, Prison Reform. Thirteen clemency applicants sentenced to life in prison will soon be freed to a Community Corrections Center and eventually paroled because Governor Tom Wolf signed their commutations yesterday. Each of the 13 was recommended by Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, led by Lt. Gov. John Fetterman.
Sep 1, 2022 – Gov. Wolf has prioritized criminal justice reform throughout his administration and thanks to his leadership, Pennsylvania is a leader in pardon reform. Since taking office, Gov. Wolf has granted 2,098 pardons, 326 of those were part of an expedited review for nonviolent marijuana-related offenses. In the 15 years prior to Gov. Wolf’s term …
Oct 12, 2021 – Omar Arce, a 32-year-old illegal alien, and Jose Alberto Flores-Huerta, a 33-year-old illegal alien… were arrested and charged with murdering 28-year-old Isidro Cortes on September 16 outside of South Philadelphia’s Pat’s King of Steaks restaurant.
“…the virus is what’s doing this. It’s not me. It’s not the administration. It’s not the government,” BLM Tom Wolf explained.
Jan 2, 2021 – Wolf broke his own state’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions on June 3 when he marched in solidarity with hundreds of protesters in Harrisburg…
…a broad “population lockdown” that has “never been used in response to any other disease in our history.” Even during the much deadlier Spanish flu 100 years ago, “nothing remotely approximating lockdowns were imposed.”
Judge William Stickman IV’s development of the factual record, and his journeyman approach to the opinion, is a model for other judges to follow.
Stickman’s opinion is a must-read, as he exposed the arbitrary and capricious nature of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s power grab, which has affected the lives of every Pennsylvanian, and he distilled his reasoning with crystal clarity.
The governor’s stay-at-home order, which severely restricted when and for what purposes Pennsylvanians could leave their homes, violated the Due Process Clause.
Stickman noted at the outset that this is not a quarantine, which has been used in past pandemics. Rather, it’s a broad “population lockdown” that has “never been used in response to any other disease in our history.” Even during the much deadlier Spanish flu 100 years ago, “nothing remotely approximating lockdowns were imposed.”