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Philadelphia Attorneys Balk at Post-Conviction Appointments

Max Mitchell | June 22, 2016

Philadelphia’s First Judicial District has started taking steps to alleviate its growing backlog of post-conviction appeal cases that was uncovered earlier this year, but the court’s methods have angered some attorneys and left many wondering if indigent defendants will receive adequate representation.

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    Can a court determine that a woman who believes her own "unsubstantiated and wild claims" has an undiagnosed mental illness, despite an opinion from a court-appointed expert to the contrary?

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    By Ben Seal

    As calls for more restrictive gun regulations grow in fervor and frequency around the country, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down an act that allowed organizations such as the National Rifle Association to challenge local gun-control laws in court.

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