Pennsylvania Constitution

Supreme Court Rejects Stale Constitutional Process Challenge to Wrongful Birth Statute

The passage of 22 years precluded a process challenge to an act containing provisions that barred causes of action for wrongful birth, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Sernovitz v. Dershaw

By | 2015-12-01T13:23:41+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Categories: Constitutional Law, Government Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Supreme Court Rejects Stale Constitutional Process Challenge to Wrongful Birth Statute

Governor Cannot Remove Open Records Director without Cause

The Executive Director of the Office of Open Records (OOR) is not subject to the Governor’s constitutional power to remove his appointees at-will, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Arneson v. Wolf.

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

Governor Exceeded his Authority in Removing Open Records Director

The Executive Director of the Office of Open Records (OOR) is independent from the executive branch and insulated from the Governor’s constitutional power to remove appointees at-will, a split en banc panel of the Commonwealth Court held in Arneson v. Wolf