Crimes Code

Law Expanding Challenges to Municipal Firearm Legislation Declared Unconstitutional

Act 192 of 2014, which allows a broad class of individuals and organizations to challenge municipal firearm legislation and recover their attorney fees, is unconstitutional and void, an en banc panel of the Commonwealth Court has ruled in Leach v. Turzai, __ A.3d __ (No. 585 MD 2014, filed June 25, 2015).

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:28+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Categories: Constitutional Law, Municipal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Law Expanding Challenges to Municipal Firearm Legislation Declared Unconstitutional

Direct Supervision of Child Not Required for Conviction of Endangering Child’s Welfare

The crime of endangering the welfare of children does not require direct supervision of a child, only supervision of the child’s welfare, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Commonwealth v. Lynn.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:29+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Direct Supervision of Child Not Required for Conviction of Endangering Child’s Welfare