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Michael T. van der Veen

Attorney van der Veen’s Podcast Appearance Featured in The Legal Intelligencer

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Attorney van der Veen was featured on the VoiceAmerica – Live Internet Talk Radio podcast, “Is There Really Truth & Justice for All?” with Jeff Stein. It was a fascinating discussion on the state of our current judicial system. The appearance was featured in this The Legal Intelligencer article By Aleeza Furman on April 27, 2020:… Read More »

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Litigation

Felon Voting Rights in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Voting is a sacred right in any democracy, and sadly six million Americans have had their right to vote taken away from them because they are either in prison, on parole, on probation, or have not completed their post-sentencing voting wait period, according to Vice News. In fact, some convicted felons have actually been… Read More »

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Police Shootings, Excessive Force, and You

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

This past July, 30-year-old David Jones died after a Philadelphia police officer shot him in the back. Mr. Jones was reportedly initially stopped for recklessly riding his dirt bike on the streets. According to several news accounts, the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office will investigate the matter further. While there are differing perspectives as to… Read More »

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