May 23, 2023
Direct Appeal. SORNA Registration and Notification: Right to Reputation; Punishment vs. Civil Regulatory Scheme
In this direct appeal following the Supreme Court’s remand, the court will consider the constitutionality of SORNA registration and notification requirements.
Allocatur granted Sept. 13, 2022. Employment; Constitutionality of Application of Veterans’ Preference to Promotions
The Supreme Court granted allocatur to consider the constitutionality of the application of veterans’ preference to promotions.
Allocatur granted Feb. 13, 2023. Is an order finding standing in a custody action appealable as a collateral order?
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will consider the appealability of an order finding standing in a custody action.
Allocatur granted June 27, 2022. Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law; Regular Use Exclusion
The Supreme Court will consider whether a “regular use” exclusion clause in an insurance policy as it relates to uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is unenforceable because it violates the Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Law.
May 24, 2023
Allocatur granted June 6, 2022. Firearms; Second Amendment; Facial Challenge; As-applied Challenge
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur to consider the constitutionality of a local ordinance, which limits target shooting to two non-residential zoning districts.
Direct Appeal. Preliminary Injunction Standard; CO2 Emission Allowances Rulemaking; Legislative Standing
In these direct appeals, the Supreme Court will consider the Commonwealth Court’s grant of a preliminary injunction preventing promulgation and enforcement of regulations developed during Governor Wolf’s administration that would have provided for Pennsylvania’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Allocatur granted June 22, 2022. Breach of Contract; Attorney’s Fees; Damages; Limitation on Damages
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted allocatur to consider a contractual attorney’s fees provision and the limitation of damages to profits beyond one-year post-breach.
Direct Appeal. Preliminary Objections; Demurrer; Inmate Account Deductions; Due Process; Ability to Pay Hearing
The Supreme Court will hear argument regarding the constitutionality of mandatory inmate account deductions under Act 84.
King’s Bench Jurisdiction. Amendment to Home Rule Charter absent Voter Referendum; Act 47 Recovery Plan Modification
The Supreme Court has exercised King’s Bench jurisdiction to consider issues arising from the Commonwealth Court’s approval, in part, of a modified Act 47 Recovery Plan proposed by the Receiver for the City of Chester.
Allocatur granted June 22, 2022. Applicability of RTKL to “State-affiliated” Entities; Nonprofit Corporation Law
The Supreme Court will consider whether the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) is subject to the RTKL.