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56 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
SCOPAblog Presents: Commonwealth v. Alexander
Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Aaron Marcus of the Defender Association of Philadelphia to discuss Commonwealth v. Alexander, in which SCOPA held that the Pennsylvania Constitution provides motorists greater privacy rights than the federal Constitution, requiring any search of an automobile in Pennsylvania be supported not only by probable cause, as the federal Constitution requires, but also by exigent circumstances that make it impracticable to obtain a warrant. Show Notes:Justice Donohue's OpinionJustice Baer's Concurring OpinionChief Justice Saylor's Dissenting OpinionJustice Dougherty's Dissenting OpinionJustice Mundy's Dissenting Opinion"Precedent and Discretion" by William Baude"Book Examines the History and Contemporary Role of Philadelphia's Public Defenders"Read more about Commonwealth v. Alexander and all of SCOPA's cases on SCOPAblog.
29 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
SCOPAblog Presents: Commonwealth v. Peck
Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Brian McNeil of the York County Office of the Public Defender to discuss his victory in Commonwealth v. Peck, where he doggedly appealed to SCOPA despite the lower courts' swift dismissal of his close reading of PA's Drug Delivery Resulting in Death statute (DDRD). Fortunately, SCOPA agreed with his arguments, thus saving his client 20-40 years from life behind bars. Show Notes:Justice Donohue's OpinionJustice Wecht's Concurring OpinionArticle from the York Daily RecordArticle: Pennsylvania Uses the Charge of "Drug Delivery Resulting in Death" More Than Any Other StateThe Appeal blogRead more about Commonwealth v. Peck and all of SCOPA's cases on SCOPAblog.
41 minutes | May 17, 2021
SCOPAblog Presents: In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots of November 3, 2020 General Election
Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Adam C. Bonin to discuss the recent developments in Pennsylvania election law, with a special emphasis on the series of cases related to the 2020 general election.Show Notes:OpinionJustice Wecht CO/DOFind Adam on TwitterRead more about In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots and all of SCOPA's cases on SCOPAblog.
44 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
SCOPAblog Presents: Uniontown Newspapers, Inc. v. Pa. Dept. of Corr.
Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorneys Charlie Kelly and Michael Joyce to discuss the impact of SCOPA's ruling in Uniontown Newspapers, Inc. v. Pa. Dept. of Corr., interpreting an issue of first impression regarding PA's Right to Know Law.Show Notes:OpinionThe Abolitionist Law Center's No Escape InvestigationRead more about Uniontown Newspapers and all of SCOPA's cases on SCOPAblog.
27 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
SCOPAblog Presents: Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial
Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Ken Behrend to discuss the impact of SCOPA's ruling in Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial, which held that a consumer challenging a company's deceptive conduct need not establish intent.Read more about Gregg and all of SCOPA's cases on SCOPAblog here: https://www.woodslawoffices.com/scopablogVisit Behrend Law Group's website here: https://www.behrendlawgroup.com/
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