On February 23, 2015, a brief was filed in Pennsylvania Superior Court Pittsburgh District in the matter of the Commonwealth versus Charles Goldblum. The response was to a PCRA application filed on behalf of Goldblum. Although the brief dismissed the application, rather than considering the legal arguments made or expert testimony presented, the dismissal was based substantially on clerical matters, such as missing the filing deadline by a few days and using a type font size larger the the one that was specified. Thus, the document had more pages than the application requirement allowed, even though its word total was within prescribed limits.
In addition to offering insights on prosecutorial thinking, the brief’s counter-statement provides a detailed and official chronology of all court actions taken by and against Goldblum since 1976.