Legal Links – August 21, 2015

August 21, 2015

On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog.

1.  Funnel cakes and football, that’s what Pennsylvania does. Fair season in Lancaster County begins on Monday with the Elizabethtown Fair – here’s your ultimate guide to all of the fairs in the area courtesy of Lancaster Online.

While fair season means that summer is coming to an end, it also marks the beginning of the 2015-2016 NFL Season. Check out your favorite team’s preseason schedule here. Go Eagles! (Or Steelers, or Dolphins, depending on who you ask in our office).

2.  It’s a bird. No, it’s a plane! Community Days 2015 Celebration of Flight will be held this weekend at Lancaster Airport. Just a couple of flight opportunities include a ride in a World War II bomber or a helicopter ride.

There’s plenty to do on the ground, too: an air show will be held at 12:45 pm on Saturday and Sunday. To learn more, check out this Lancaster Online article and Russell, Krafft & Gruber is proud to be a silver sponsor of this fun community event.

Thinking of a quick trip to Washington DC? Forget driving, between now and September 30th, you can fly there for $29 from Lancaster Airport using regional airline Sun Air Express

3.  Law Review – The Innocence Project. Check out The Innocence Project. This group of lawyers and advocates is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

If you’re a fan of the Serial Podcast, you may recognize the Innocence Project as the group of lawyers who agrees to further investigates Adnan’s case in episode 7. If you haven’t heard Serial yet, do yourself a favor and listen to it, it’s awesome and free. It’s available to stream here or for download using your favorite podcasting app (mine’s Overcast).

If you’re already into podcasts and interested in learning a little bit more about podcasting and the law, I wrote a little post about it here.

4.  All your vanity plates are belong to us.The decision of whether a Pennsylvania custom license plate is approved rests in the hands of five PennDOT workers. Check out some of the criteria they follow in this article: When is vanity plate offensive: PennDOT team decides. Trust us, it’s like United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart on obscenity: they know it when they see it.

In case you’re in the market for a vanity plate, you can see if your preferred words or phrase is available here.

P.S. – if you didn’t get the bold text for this one, check out the reference in this Wikipedia article: All your base are belong to us.

Every Thursday, Central Penn Business Journal posts 10 Things to do This Weekend. Here’s this week’s edition in case you’re looking for plans in Central PA. Please submit topics or community events for future Legal Links to