Duquesne Law Review


Pennsylvania Rule of Appellate Procedure 1925 has recently become a "hot zone" of litigation and a central focus of many appellate opinions. In this article, the Author considers the meaning and significance of the rule in light of the key Pennsylvania Supreme Court decisions, Commonwealth v. Lord, decided in 1998, and Commonwealth v. Castillo, decided in 2005, and examines the effect these decisions have on Rule 1925 and Pennsylvania appellate practice more generally.

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