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Commonwealth v. Rogers

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA EASTERN DISTRICT
Feb 12, 2020
No. 523 EAL 2019 (Pa. Feb. 12, 2020)

Opinion

No. 523 EAL 2019

02-12-2020

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, Respondent v. ERIC ROGERS, Petitioner


Petition for Allowance of Appeal from the Order of the Superior Court ORDER PER CURIAM

AND NOW, this 12th day of February, 2020, the Petition for Allowance of Appeal is GRANTED. The issues, as stated by petitioner, are:

(1) Should not this Court overrule or limit Commonwealth v. Jones, 826 A.2d 900 (Pa. Super. 2003), and Commonwealth v. Dear, 492 A.2d 714 ( Super. 1985) the cases relied upon by the Superior Court, that deal with the Rape Shield Law and that prevented petitioner from exercising his rights to cross-examination and to present a defense pursuant to the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions in a case involving consensual prostitutional sex?

(2) Did not the lower court err when it denied petitioner's motion to allow introduction of the complainants' arrests and convictions for prostitution as Commonwealth v. Jones, 826 A.2d 900 (Pa. Super. 2003), and Commonwealth v. Dear are distinguishable, where the defense was consensual sex pursuant to prostitution transactions inasmuch as the exclusion of such evidence violated the [petitioner's] rights to cross-examination and to present a defense pursuant to the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions?

(3) Did not the panel err in concluding that petitioner waived his challenge to the weight of the evidence claim because his 1925(b) statement was
too vague to allow the trial court to identify the issues raised on appeal, where a detailed post-sentence motion was litigated and the trial court addressed the issue in its opinion?


Summaries of

Commonwealth v. Rogers

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA EASTERN DISTRICT
Feb 12, 2020
No. 523 EAL 2019 (Pa. Feb. 12, 2020)
Case details for

Commonwealth v. Rogers

Case Details

Full title:COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, Respondent v. ERIC ROGERS, Petitioner

Court:SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA EASTERN DISTRICT

Date published: Feb 12, 2020

Citations

No. 523 EAL 2019 (Pa. Feb. 12, 2020)