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US Supreme Court
Feb. 14, 2017 | Rule 2572 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Appellate Procedure (Time for Remand of Record) has been amended. Read the order here and the new rule here.
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Feb. 9, 2017 | There is a constitutionally protected liberty interest that prohibits the State from continuing to house inmates in solitary confinement on death row after they have been granted resentencing hearings, without meaningful review of the continuing placement. Read the opinion here.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Feb. 15, 2017 | Rules 219(a), 219(j) and 502(b) (Annual Registration of Attorneys) of the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement have been amended. Read the order here and the new rule here.
Feb. 9, 2017 | Rules 1910.16-1, 1910.16-2, 1910.16-3, 1910.16-3.1, 1910.16-4, 1910.16-6, and 1910.16-7 of the Pa.R.C.Pro. have been amended. Read the order here and the new rule here.
Feb. 7, 2017 | Rules 152 and 242 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure (Waiver of Counsel/Detention hearing) have been amended. View the order here, the new rule here, and the final report here.
Feb. 2, 2017 | Rule 1033 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure (Amendment) has been amended. View the order here, the new rule here, and the explanatory comment here.
Pennsylvania Superior Court
Feb. 1, 2017 | Pa. Superior Court reviews newly-discovered facts exception under section 9545(b)(1)(ii) of the PCRA. Read the opinion here.
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court
Feb. 15, 2017 | Pa. Commonwealth Court reviews the “coming and going” rule. Read the opinion here.
Feb. 13, 2017 | Where there are multiple injuries, but the tort recovery covers only some of those injuries, subrogation is likewise limited. Read the opinion here.
Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Feb. 14, 2017 | The 2/17 PLJ Opinions is available online and contains cases on criminal appeals. Read it here.