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Posted by on Dec 5, 2017 in Round-ups | 0 comments

Roundup – 12/5/17

The Court is getting a lot of coverage this year, and Pennsylvania law has been back in the spotlight with more high-profile cases. To that end, a judge on the Superior Court has denied rapper Meek Mill’s Bail Request. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is likely. In another important Superior Court case, a ruling issued requiring a man to turn over his computer password over his Fifth Amendment objection. His lawyer promise an appeal to SCOPA, and appears to be a case of first impression in Pennsylvania.

In an interesting tidbit, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette reports that Chief Justice Saylor is the highest-paid government official in Pennsylvania at $213,750 per year. I have not fact-checked this assertion.

And coverage of the Gerrymandering case continues. This case is almost certain to land in front of SCOPA for a second time next year unless SCOTUS resolves the matter nationally.

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