Pa. High Court Could Rehear Cases With New 7th Justice

Law360, Philadelphia (June 21, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT) -- With a seventh member poised to join the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for the first time in over a year, attorneys told Law360 that the justices could rehear several controversial pending cases in the event of a deadlock, including an appeal over sweeping new regulations on hydraulic fracturing.

Gov. Tom Corbett's appointment of Superior Court President Judge Correale Stevens last Thursday to replace Justice Joan Orie Melvin in the wake of her February corruption conviction opens the door for new options in the event of a 3-3...
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