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Supreme Court adopts amendments to Criminal Rule 564 concerning amendment of information

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Session Schedule

January 3– Opening Day Of 2017-18 Legislative Session.

February 7– Governor Wolf Presents His FY 2017-18 Budget Proposal.

Senate

January 3 (swearing in day), 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

February 1, 6, 7, 8

March 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, 24

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

House

January 3 (swearing in day), 23, 24, & 25.

February 6, 7, & 8.

March 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, & 22.

April 3, 4, 5 , 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26.

May 8, 9, 10, 22, 23, & 24.

June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30

(From Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

In Re: Schedule of Holidays for Year 2018 for Staffs of the Appellate Courts and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, No. 475 Judicial Administration Docket

In Re: Sessions of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for the Year 2018 No. 474 Judicial Administration Docket

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AOPC News Release:  Caseload statistics show that Pennsylvania courts processed 3.5 million cases in 2015

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Washington Post:  Executions and death sentences plummeted this year as capital punishment declined nationwide

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The gurney in the execution chamber at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester. (Associated Press)

By Mark Berman, December 24, 2016, Washington Post

A year that began with the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the death penalty in one of the most active capital punishment states ended with the country reaching modern lows in executions and death sentences, the most glaring signs yet about how the practice has dwindled in America today.

Still, even as capital punishment has declined in both sentencing and practice, there were also signs this year of its persistence from lawmakers, judges and the public, reminders that the death penalty is far from fading away.

The United States saw 20 executions this year, the fewest nationwide in 25 years. As noted here last week, this number has dropped from the modern peak of 98 executions in 1999, coming as states have struggled to obtain lethal injection drugs and halted executions in the face of court rulings.

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