Newsletter for Tuesday, Nov. 10
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
City meets nature as the sun sets over the Schuylkill; photo via @alexfille on Instagram.
DISTRICT ATTORNEYS: BEING AN ATTORNEY IS KIND OF OUR JOB
It turns out District Attorneys use the law a lot in their jobs. At least that was the testimony Monday as D.A.s from Bucks, Berks and Somerset counties talked to a Senate panel looking into the Kathleen Kane saga. If you’ll recall, Kane’s law license is suspended. Her job title is “Attorney General,” but she argues she’s more of an administrator than a legal eagle. Not so, at least according to the D.A.s who testified yesterday. Key quote, per the Inquirer: “Virtually every part of [my job] is based on the fact that I’m a lawyer . . . making legal judgments,” said Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler. The state constitution says Attorneys General must be a member of the bar association, aka an active lawyer. Kane’s license is suspended. Next week, the panel will interview congressional experts about that provision. All this could lead to the Senate voting to remove Kane from office with Governor Tom Wolf’s OK; Wolf has called upon Kane to resign.
LEAKS 101: HOW INFO GETS SHARED IS A BIG DEAL RIGHT NOW
Leaking information to the public and the press has been a long-held tradition. It’s a complicated and sometimes contradictory web of laws that are different for every person involved: law enforcement, grand jury members, witnesses, suspects, attorneys and reporters. On the very same day last week, Kathleen Kane appeared in front of a judge to swear she didn’t leak any information about Jerry Sandusky to the press, and Chaka Fattah Jr. — since convicted on multiple counts of fraud — told reporters he was railroaded by the FBI after they leaked confidential information about him. Here’s how leaks work and who’s generally involved.
|What||Familiar to anyone who's had a Guinness, nitrogenated beers are smoother and creamier than classically carbonated brews. Does that make sense for pale ales? Find out at the launch party for a new, limited edition beer from Yards called Nitro Ten Pence Ale, created in collab with Alla Spina.|
|Where||Alla Spina at 1410 Mt. Vernon St.|
|When||November 10, 2015 at 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm|
|How much||$3 pints all night|
BILLY PENN LIKES
IT’S TIME TO PLAY PHILLY DNC MAD LIBS
How many buzzwords can you fit into an announcement? Last month, the Democratic National Committee announced the opening of its Philadelphia office, and in the process managed to hit as many of the Democratic political cliches as possible. So we created a Mad Libs-style DNC announcement for you to play with. Fill in the blanks and see how many times you can use key words like “involved” and proper nouns like “Johnny Doc.”
WATCH PHILLY’S POWER LINE SHOES COME TO LIFE
Not everyone loves the shoes that get tossed over Philly’s power lines. Some say they’re there to mark gang territory or drug activity, and others just don’t like to see old sneaks clogging up the wires. But this video — which, OK, took three years to make — is set to music and sped up to show the wire shoes dancing around Footloose-style.