Lawyers for Monsignor William Lynn and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office on Tuesday argued their cases for and against reinstatement of the cleric’s historic 2012 child endangerment conviction before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Harrisburg.
State Supreme Court justices will hear oral arguments in the case of Monsignor William Lynn in Harrisburg on Nov. 18, according to court records.
The District Attorney’s office has chipped in another state Supreme Court brief in a historic case tied to the sex scandal in the Catholic Church.
The state’s Superior Court was justified in reversing Monsignor William Lynn’s historic child endangerment conviction, the cleric’s lawyers argued in a brief filed last week with the state Supreme Court.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office last week claimed -— again — that the state Superior Court made a mistake last year in reversing the child endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s office today again claimed the state Superior Court made a mistake last year in reversing the child endangerment conviction of Monsignor William Lynn.
The District Attorney’s office will be filing its state Supreme Court brief in the case of Monsignor William Lynn, the most high-ranking U.S. Catholic clergyman convicted in a sex abuse case, by July 14. The cleric’s lawyers must file their brief 30 days later, Lynn’s attorney, Thomas Bergstrom, said.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to look at two legal issues key to the case of Monsignor William Lynn, the former archdiocesan administrator whose child endangerment conviction was reversed on appeal last year.
Superior Court last week denied a request to send two child molestation cases back to Common Pleas Court, and an attorney for one of the defendants also filed a brief last week in which he stated his client’s case should be retried because of errors by the trial judge and because of new evidence found in a civil suit filed by the prosecution’s primary witness, a former Northeast altar boy.