Amicus Archive - Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association - PDAA

PDAA Files Amicus Brief Seeking to Address Recidivism and Drunk Driving

HARRISBURG – On March 15, 2022, the PDAA filed an amicus brief in Commonwealth v. Verbeck, 1 MAP 2022. In Verbeck, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is poised to address the Superior Court’s holding in Commonwealth v. Chichkin, 232 A.3d 959 (Pa.Super. 2020). The Superior Court panel held in Chichkin that the Legislature could not equate acceptance of ARD with a prior

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PDAA Supports Victims of Crime with Marsy’s Law Amicus Brief

HARRISBURG, PA – The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association filed an amicus brief in support of crime victims and Marsy's Law, a constitutional amendment that elevates the rights of crime victims. In January 2021, Commonwealth Court issued an opinion invalidating Marsy's Law, saying it violated the single-subject requirement under Article XI, Section I, of the Pennsylvania Constitution. In the amicus brief, the

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