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The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office joined counsel for two men on death row in urging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to strike down the state’s death penalty as unconstitutional, but the attorneys faced tough questions from several justices about whether the court had the power to address the issue or whether the question should be left entirely to the General Assembly.

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Max Mitchell

Max Mitchell is a reporter with The Legal Intelligencer, focusing on litigation in Pennsylvania with a specific emphasis on Philadelphia courts. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI.

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