Robin Vander Wall
Every decision of a state’s highest appellate court (in PA’s case, the “supreme court”) can be appealed to the nation’s highest court on the basis of a federal constitutional claim. Whether or not the PA Supreme Court correctly applied its own state’s constitution is only reviewable insofar as it may conflict with the federal. How DA Freed “connects that up” remains to be seen. Seeking the federal Supreme Court’s review of the case will follow the typical custom of a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in this instance.