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Commonwealth v. Cox

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In Commonwealth v. Cox, the PA Supreme Court considered an appeal from the denial of PCRA relief in a capital case. The defendant claimed he … Read more

In re Nov. 3, 2020 Gen. Election

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In re Nov. 3, 2020 General Election involved absentee and mail-in ballots for the upcoming election. The PA Supreme Court directed the county boards of elections … Read more

Commonwealth v. Davis

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In Commonwealth v. Davis, the PA Superior Court dealt with historical cell-site location information (CSLI) and Carpenter v. United States. Law enforcement initially obtained CSLI … Read more

Witherspoon v. McDowell-Wright

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Witherspoon v. McDowell-Wright is an important read for any lawyer whose client is deceased.  Rule 502 of the Rules of Appellate Procedure governs the scenario … Read more

Commonwealth v. Muhammad

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In Commonwealth v. Muhammad, the PA Superior Court ruled that Revised Subchapter H of the Sexual Offenders Registration and Notification Act (“SORNA”), 42 Pa.C.S.A. §§ … Read more

PDX North, Inc. v. Comm’r N.J. Dep’t of Lab. and Workforce Dev.

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In PDX North, Inc. v. Comm’r N.J. Dep’t of Lab. and Workforce Dev., the 3rd Circuit was asked to determine whether federal courts should abstain … Read more

Zahl v. Eastland

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In Zahl v. Eastland, Zahl sued Eastland, an attorney, alleging legal malpractice. On appeal, Eastland argued the court in New Jersey did not have personal … Read more

Commonwealth v. Santana

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An en banc panel of the Superior Court waded into the murky waters of SORNA in Commonwealth v. Santana. The defendant was convicted of rape … Read more

Howell v. Superintendent Albion SCI

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In Howell v. Superinrtendent Albion SCI, Howell filed a F.R.C.P. 60(b)(6) motion to set aside the earlier dismissal of his habeas petition. Rule 60(b)(6) serves as … Read more

Martinez v. Att’y Gen.

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In Martinez v. Att’y Gen., the 3rd Circuit employed the categorical approach in holding that the New Jersey state offense of criminal sexual contact, N.J.S.A. § … Read more