The Standard of Review

The Standard of Review

Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow attorneys who have recently argued before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. This podcast is designed for lawyers who wish to learn more about recent PA Supreme Court decisions, appellate advocacy, and their colleagues practicing in the Pennsylvania bar.

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October 13, 2022 32 min

Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Michael Wiseman of Wiseman & Schwartz to discuss Commonwealth v. Bradley, holding that petitioners pursuant to the Post Conviction Relief Act may assert claims of ineffective assistance of post-conviction counsel at the earliest available opportunity, including on direct appeal.
 
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  • Justice Todd's Majority Opinion
  • Justice Dougherty's Concurring Opinion
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    In this Season 1 finale episode, fellow appellate attorney and former judicial clerk Jill Lipman Beck of Blank Rome joins host Corrie Woods to discuss the most impactful Supreme Court of Pennsylvania cases and issues of 2021.   


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    Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Pete Winebrake of Winebrake & Santillo to discuss In Re: Amazon.com, Inc., Fulfillment Center Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage and Hour Litigation (In Re: Amazon) in which SCOPA held that an employee's time spent on an employer's premises awaiting mandatory security screening constitutes time "worked" for purposes of Pennsylvania's Minimum Wage Act, and...

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    October 10, 2021 26 min

    Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Teri B. Himebaugh to discuss Commonwealth v. Shaw, in which SCOPA held that petitioners pursuant to the PCRA may assert claims of ineffective assistance of their appellate counsel for the first time on appeal.

    Show Notes:

  • Chief Justice Saylor's Opinion
  • Justice Mundy's Dissenting Opinion
  • The Police Transparency Project
  • Part 2 of The Philadelphia Inquirer's special report ...
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    Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorneys Dan McLane and Tom Sanchez  of Eckert Seamans to discuss Pittsburgh Logistics Sys., Inc. v. Beemac Trucking, LLC, a case in which the Court held unanimously that the Restatement test for no-hire/no-poach provisions ancillary to a services contract between two business entities governs in Pennsylvania and finding the subject no-hire/no-poach provision to be unenforceable.
     
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    Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Nathan Murawsky of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin, PC to discuss Wise v. Huntingdon Cnty. Housing Dev. Corp., a case involving statutory sovereign immunity, and an exception thereto for injuries resulting from dangerous conditions of the Commonwealth's real estate.  In Wise, the Court at long last reassesses and rejects some of the more bizarre distinctions in ...

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    July 26, 2021 55 min

    Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Aaron Marcus of the Defender Association of Philadelphia to discuss Commonwealth v. Alexander, in which SCOPA held that the Pennsylvania Constitution provides motorists greater privacy rights than the federal Constitution, requiring any search of an automobile in Pennsylvania be supported not only by probable cause, as the federal Constitution requires, but also by exigent circ...

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    June 9, 2021 28 min

    Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Brian McNeil of the York County Office of the Public Defender to discuss his victory in Commonwealth v. Peck, where he doggedly appealed to SCOPA despite the lower courts' swift dismissal of his close reading of PA's Drug Delivery Resulting in Death statute (DDRD).  Fortunately, SCOPA agreed with his arguments, thus saving his client 20-40 years from life behind bars.  
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    Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Adam C. Bonin to discuss the recent developments in Pennsylvania election law, with a special emphasis on the series of cases related to the 2020 general election.

    Show Notes:

  • Opinion
  • Justice Wecht CO/DO
  • Find Adam on Twitter
  • Read more about In Re: Canvass of Absentee and Mail-In Ballots and all of SCOPA's cases on SCOPAblog.


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    Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorneys Charlie Kelly and Michael Joyce to discuss the impact of SCOPA's ruling in Uniontown Newspapers, Inc. v. Pa. Dept. of Corr., interpreting an issue of first impression regarding PA's Right to Know Law.

    Show Notes:

  • Opinion
  • The Abolitionist Law Center's No Escape Investigation
  • Read more about Uniontown Newspapers and all of SCOPA's cases on SCOPAblog.




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    March 15, 2021 26 min

    Host Corrie Woods interviews fellow appellate attorney Ken Behrend to discuss the impact of SCOPA's ruling in Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial, which held that a consumer challenging a company's deceptive conduct need not establish intent.

    Read more about Gregg and all of SCOPA's cases on SCOPAblog here: https://www.woodslawoffices.com/scopablog

    Visit Behrend Law Group's website here: https://www.behrendlawgroup.com/



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