Reply To: AWA Loses in Pennsylvania’s Highest Court – Discussion Continued


Hi Terry,
I agree they have been expired. However, I take it there is some debate in the legal community of whether or not an expired statute can be re-enacted. Some, like Aaron Marcus, says there is precedent (case law) that says as long as every word is used, a statutes can be revived. HOWEVER, the point would be moot in this debate as the Commonwealth is trying to apply the new statute to crimes that already been committed.
So the only true question is whether Act 10 of 2018 is civil or punitive