Gov. Corbett's lawyer defends PSU lawsuit Pa. closes gun-law loophole
HARRISBURG -- A day after the NCAA sought to throw out the antitrust lawsuit filed by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, his lawyer says a reply is in the works.
Corbett General Counsel James Schultz said Friday he's confident in their legal position and the governor's legal standing to intervene.
Schultz calls the NCAA's penalties against Penn State over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation unprecedented and unwarranted.
The NCAA wants a federal judge to dismiss the case. It says antitrust laws don't apply to the consent agreement that requires Penn State to pay $60 million, forfeits wins, and bans the school from post-season play for three more years.
PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvania officials closed a gun-law loophole on Friday that allowed residents to get concealed-carry permits online from Florida -- sometimes after their applications were rejected at home.
Both states deny carry permits to convicted felons. However, Pennsylvania also has a morals clause that lets police reject suspects under criminal investigation or people with long arrest records. Rather than appeal, an increasing number in recent years turned to what new Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane called "the Florida loophole."
"If you cannot get a permit in Pennsylvania, then you should not have a gun in Pennsylvania," Kane, the first Democrat elected to the post, said in the announcement at a recreation center in crime-plagued North Philadelphia.
From our wire services.