A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section

The Pennsylvania. Supreme Court has promulgated more amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure.  These deal with how to appeal orders rejecting double-jeopardy claims in light of the Supreme Court’s decision inCommonwealth v. Orie, 22 A.3d 1021 (Pa. 2011).  The amendments, which become effective on July 4, 2013, can be found here:

http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/232aplt.pdf?cb=1(order promulgating rules);

http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/232aplt-attach.pdf?cb=1 (text of rules).



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