In the past three weeks appellate courts in Pennsylvania have issued sharply opposing opinions on whether the U.S. Supreme Court decision that rendered numerous mandatory minimum sentencing schemes unconstitutional should be applied retroactively. Although the recent state Supreme Court’s decision finding against retroactive application will be the law of the land, according to attorneys, the ruling might not be the final say on the issue.
“I think there are going to be ample opportunities for the Supreme Court to revisit the issue,” Matthew T. Mangino, a former Lawrence County District Attorney who now has a criminal defense practice, said.
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