Oral arguments before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be held in person this month, however attendance in person is limited to those seats available in the courtroom. Arguments will be livestreamed at https://pcntv.com/ and https://youtu.be/xUSVMydnVfQ.
May 18, 2022
Allocatur granted Nov. 10, 2021. Dismissal of Charges pursuant to Section 7403(e) of the Mental Health Procedures Act
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will examine the dismissal of criminal charges pursuant to 50 P.S. § 7403(e) of the Mental Health Procedures Act (“MHPA”), 50 P.S. § 71701, et. seq.
Allocatur granted Oct. 26, 2021. Admission of Non-Testifying Co-Defendant’s Redacted Statement
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider whether a non-testifying co-defendant’s redacted statement violates an accused’s right to confront witnesses.
Allocatur granted Sept. 13, 2021. Admissibility of Expert Testimony regarding Memory and Perception
The Supreme Court will consider whether expert testimony regarding blood alcohol content and its effect upon memory and perception is inadmissible as an impermissible assessment of witness credibility.
Allocatur granted Nov. 2, 2021. Environmental Law; Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act; De Facto Taking; Pa Const. Art. I, Sec. 27
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur to consider the Commonwealth Court’s conclusion that the Board exceeded its authority in rescinding Gibraltar’s permits based on DEP’s inaction and that such rescission effected a taking of Gibraltar’s lawful use of its land without due process of law.
Allocatur granted Jan. 4, 2022. Third-Party Standing to Intervene in Adoption
The Supreme Court will consider whether the lower court erred in deciding that a third-party did not stand in loco parentis and therefore lacked standing to intervene in the child’s adoption.