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Commonwealth v. Abu-Jamal (596 Pa. 219)

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Opinion of the Court

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA

596 Pa. 219; 941 A.2d 1263

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, Appellee  v.  MUMIA ABU-JAMAL, Appellant

No. 485 CAP  Argued: July 3, 2007 --- Decided: February 19, 2008

Appeal from the Order entered on 06/17/2005, in the Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Division of Philadelphia County dismissing PCRA relief at Nos. 8201-1357-59. Trial Court Judge: Pamela Pryor Dembe, J.

Commonwealth v. Mumia Abu-Jamal, 574 Pa. 724, 833 A.2d 719, 2003 Pa. LEXIS 1852 (2003)

For Mumia Abu-Jamal, APPELLANT: Judith L. Ritter, Esq. Widener University School of Law and Paul M. George, Esq., McKinney & George.

For Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, APPELLEE: Amy Zapp, Esq. and Hugh J. Burns, Jr., Esq., Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

MR. JUSTICE EAKIN CASTILLE , C.J., SAYLOR, EAKIN, BAER, TODD, MCCAFFERY , JJ. Mr. Justice McCaffery did not participate in the consideration or decision of this case. Mr. Chief Justice Castille and Mr. Justice Baer join the opinion. Mr. Justice Saylor and Madame Justice Todd concur in the result.