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Commonwealth v. Carter

In Commonwealth v. Carter, the Pennsylvania Superior Court quashed an appeal taken from an order denying bail pending sentencing. The defendant was convicted of several crimes, and the trial court revoked his bail pending sentencing. The defendant then filed a petition with the trial judge requesting bail pending sentencing and…

Commonwealth v. Carter
Pennsylvania Superior Court

In Commonwealth v. Carter, the Pennsylvania Superior Court quashed an appeal taken from an order denying bail pending sentencing. The defendant was convicted of several crimes, and the trial court revoked his bail pending sentencing. The defendant then filed a petition with the trial judge requesting bail pending sentencing and while the case was on… Continue reading Commonwealth v. Carter

Reed v. Bernard
3rd Circuit

In Reed v. Bernard, the 3rd Circuit held that the First Amendment’s right of access does not place an affirmative requirement on the local Philadelphia criminal courts to create or allow the creation of verbatim records of first appearance bail hearings for defendants.