West Headnote of the Day – April 23, 2010

April 23, 2010

West's Key 106 Courts
West's Key 106II(G) Rules of Decision
West's Key 106k88 Previous Decisions as Controlling or as Precedents
West's Key 106k91 Decisions of Higher Court or Court of Last Resort
West's Key 106k91(1) k. Highest Appellate Court.

106 CourtsNeither superior court nor any lower court may dismiss a Supreme Court decision as a “miracle result,” particularly in a criminal case, since to ignore decision of court of last resort would be contrary not only to hierarchy of judicial authority but to presumption of innocence.
Rambo v. Comm’r of Police, 447 A.2d 279 (Pa. Super. Ct. 1982)

Suggested by Sarah Tomlinson; Carbon County law clerk; Jim Thorpe, PA