Common Pleas V. Conviction Case Study

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The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has asked a city judge to reconsider Tuesday’s ruling that sharply restricts the number of cases of priests accused of sexual misconduct that may be used in the retrial of Msgr. William J. Lynn. Cameron Kline, spokesman for the District Attorney’s Of- fice, on Friday confirmed that the motion to reconsider had been filed and would be heard by Common Pleas Court Judge Gwendolyn N. Bright on Wednesday. Kline said he could not release details about the reconsideration motion because it was filed under seal. All court records involving the Lynn case have been sealed because they identify juveniles who alleged that they were sexually molested by priests. Bright has also imposed a gag order barring the lawyers and parties from publicly discussing the case.…show more content…
The motion for reconsideration was an alterntive; prosecutors may still appeal if Bright affirms her pretrial ruling on what is known as “prior bad acts”
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