Attorneys Challenge Chester County Decision; What Happens Now?

The Pennsylvania Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (PARSOL) has learned that attorneys for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania filed a notice of appeal to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (SCOPA) in the case Commonwealth v. Torsilieri. But didn’t SCOPA already send this for review? That’s correct. In June 2020, SCOPA remanded the case back to the lower court for the…

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DOJ releases SORNA Case Law Summary

[8/20/2022] The Dept. of Justice has released its Sex Offender Registration and Notification in the United States: Case Law Summary report: “[t]his summary is current through July 2022 and addresses the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), including SORNA’s requirements, and provides information about case law impacting state and federal sex offender registration and notification laws across the country.…

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Update on Commonwealth v. Aumick

As you may recall, I posted an article on February 26th about the Superior Court opinion of Commonwealth v. John Aumick where the Court found that SVP determinations cannot be based simply on allegations and hearsay. Normally I don’t write articles on Superior Court cases for two reasons: 1) an application for en banc (full court) reargument can be filed…

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