In a harshly worded opinion completely rejecting the legislature’s attempt to overrule a high court decision interpreting the Pennsylvania Corrupt Organizations Act, the justices made it clear — in their view, the state Supreme Court has final say on how laws are enacted.
“Although the legislative history accompanying the amendment indicated that certain legislators desired to overrule our decision in Besch, the legislature lacked authority to do so,” Justice Stephen A. Zappala wrote for the majority in Commonwealth v. Shaffer. He then went on to berate the Superior Court for not following precedent.
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