IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA MIDDLE DISTRICT
April 19, 2011
COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, RESPONDENT
NIVARDO CARELA-TOLENTINO, PETITIONER
Petition for Allowance of Appeal from the Order of the Superior Court.
AND NOW, this 19th day of April 2011, the Petition for Allowance of Appeal is GRANTED, limited to issue "a," as phrased by petitioner:
Whether the imposition of the mandatory minimum fine of $25,000.00 pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 7508(a)(3(iii) was in violation to the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution and the prohibition against excessive fines set forth in Article I § 13 of the Pennsylvania Constitution?
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