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210 Pa. Code Rule 522. Notice to Court Administrator of Pennsylvania of Challenge to Constitutionality of General Rules.

Rule 522. Notice to Court Administrator of Pennsylvania of Challenge to Constitutionality of General Rules.

 (a)  Notice.—It shall be the duty of a party who draws in question the constitutionality of any general rule to give notice in writing to the Court Administrator of Pennsylvania in accordance with the procedure prescribed in Rule 521 (notice to Attorney General of challenge to constitutionality of statute).

 (b)  Status of Court Administrator.—The Court Administrator of Pennsylvania may be heard on the question of the constitutionality of the general rule involved without formal intervention. If the Court Administrator files a brief concerning the question the Commonwealth, acting by and through the Court Administrator of Pennsylvania, shall thereafter be deemed to be an intervening party in the matter.

   Official Note

   The purpose of this rule is to prevent the recurrence of situations such as Swarb v. Lennox, 405 U.S. 191 (1972), where by reason of the withdrawal of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, there was no official defense of the challenged rule of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. It is anticipated that the Court Administrator will coordinate with the appropriate rules committee.



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