Pa. Justices To Revisit Ex-Lawmaker's Campaign Conviction

Law360, Philadelphia (November 7, 2017, 6:19 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court announced Tuesday it would hear former state House Speaker Bill DeWeese’s challenge to a 2012 conviction for directing legislative staffers to campaign for him during working hours on the grounds that his prior attorney failed to preserve testimony from 14 witnesses that suggested otherwise.

The high court said it would consider whether the state’s Superior Court erred when it denied DeWeese’s appeal under the Post Conviction Relief Act. The former Democratic lawmaker argued that his former lawyer did not present an on-the-record...
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