Amici's Early Appeals to Justices Fall on Deaf Ears - or Do They?

, The Legal Intelligencer


Like a trial lawyer who knowingly makes a remark before the jury that's sure to draw an objection, amicus curiae filers often seek to get the ear of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court before the procedural rules clearly allow, hoping to make an impression before the court decides the fate of the petition for review.

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    Who assaulted the fairness and impartiality of our legal system through his inaction, or silence or benign ingnorance? Whom did the Commission identify, anyone? Did you realize the passive or silent or benignly ignorant can perpetrate assaults on our form of justice?

    How much more so are those who know about misconduct and remain passive.

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