Karl Rominger appealed Sandusky's June 23 conviction on the basis that Judge John M. Cleland violated practice by forcing the defense to reveal its case strategy by forcing them to share discovery materials. Rominger challenged the order was erroneous because the judge lacked authority to apply the order and failed to impose the same restrictions on the Pennsylvania attorney general.
Sandusky, 68, was convicted of 45 counts of criminal sexual abuse of 10 young boys over 15 years and is awaiting sentencing. He could face a maximum prison sentence of 442 years.
Cleland said when the verdict was read that sentencing would likely occur within 90 days.