Tag: #8thAmendment

Commonwealth v. Felder

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court framed the issue: “Whether a discretionary term-of-years sentence may be so long as to amount to a de facto life sentence, thereby triggering the substantive and

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Commonwealth v. Cox

In Commonwealth v. Cox, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered an appeal from the denial of PCRA relief in a capital case. The defendant claimed he was intellectually disabled and could

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