Dauphin County Judge Todd Hoover denied motions from former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz and former athletic director Tim Curley on Wednesday.
The two, along with former president Graham Spanier, are charged with perjury and conspiracy in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.
The February motions asked for Hoover to certify an interlocutory order for appeal in the cases. Both men simultaneously filed notices of appeal in the Pennsylvania Superior Court and applications for extraordinary relief to the state Supreme Court.
Hoover denied the interlocutory orders, which are temporary, with final order being the jurisdiction of the appeals court.
Hoover wrote that he did not find the defendants’ arguments “persuasive” and that the challenge did not “constitute a substantial ground for difference of opinion.”
The judge did, however, grant another motion for supersedeas, which would be part of the decision moving to a higher court.