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State law mandates Attorney General’s jurisdiction in case HARRISBURG, PA -- On behalf of its membership, the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) has filed an amicus curiae, or amicus brief, with the state Supreme Court in the current litigation between Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller and the Centre County commissioners, solicitor and other officials. In the brief, the association contends

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PDAA Issues Statement on Death Penalty Moratorium

Pittsburgh, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA) today issued the following:  Governor Tom Wolf’s action today granting Terrance Williams a reprieve and imposing a moratorium on the death penalty is a misuse of his power and ignores the law.  He has rejected the decisions of juries that wrestled with the facts and the law before unanimously imposing the death

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Criticizes “Intolerable” Tactics of Capital Defenders

HARRISBURG, PA -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has once again labeled the behavior of the Federal Capital Defense Organization as "intolerable.” In its last opinion of the year, Commonwealth v. Eichinger, the Court noted that the claims raised by the organization, "beyond lacking merit, are patently frivolous and deliberately incoherent." Using unusually strong language, the Court rebuked the organization for its

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