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Supreme Court Suspends License Of Ex-Judge Who Stole Cocaine

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court says the law license of a former Common Pleas judge who stole cocaine from evidence packages will be temporarily suspended.

08/20/2015

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Kane Indicates She Will Reveal More About Porn Email Scandal

Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s lawyer said Tuesday she expects to disclose new details about a pornographic email scandal as part of her criminal defense, following the release of court documents that suggest she already had the authority to make them public, despite her claims to the contrary.

08/18/2015

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Court: Wolf Overstepped Powers In Firing Open Records Chief

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf overstepped his powers when he fired the director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the director’s reinstatement with back pay and benefits.

06/10/2015

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Judge Won’t Give Teen, Then 11, New Trial In Slaying Of Father’s Pregnant Fiancée

A judge in western Pennsylvania says he won’t grant a new juvenile court trial to a teenager who was 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father’s pregnant fiancée.

05/21/2015

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Criminal Probe Of AG Kane May Expand To Include Staff Firing

A criminal investigation of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane may expand to include the firing of a staff prosecutor following his grand jury testimony.

04/27/2015

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Court Upholds Judge’s Role In Investigation Of AG Kane

Pennsylvania’s highest court says a county judge acted properly when he appointed a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks tied to the state attorney general’s office.

03/31/2015

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Lawyers Ask For New Trial For Teen In Pregnant Woman’s 2009 Slaying

A boy charged with fatally shooting his father’s pregnant fiancée when he was just 11 is getting a hearing to determine if he deserves a new juvenile court trial.

03/05/2015

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Wolf Nominates Dean Of Duquesne University Law School For Pa. Supreme Court

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday nominated the dean of Duquesne University Law School and the president judge of Centre County to fill two vacancies on Pennsylvania’s highest court.

02/04/2015

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Pa. Supreme Court Halting Action Against AG Kane

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is stopping a prosecutor from taking action on a grand jury recommendation that the attorney general be charged criminally in an investigation into allegations her office leaked secret investigative material.

01/22/2015

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Teen To Get New Hearing In Shooting Death Of Father’s Pregnant Fiancée

A Pennsylvania teen has been granted a new chance to argue there was insufficient evidence to convict him of killing his father’s pregnant fiancée when the boy was 11-years-old.

12/16/2014

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Ex-Steelers Player Eyes Pennsylvania High Court

A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers said Monday he will be a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court next year.

11/24/2014

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Judge Orders Orie Melvin Back To House Arrest

Judge Lester Nauhaus has ordered former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin to return to house arrest.

11/04/2014

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Orie Melvin Drops Appeal, Hopes To Serve Sentence Soon

Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin has dropped her appeal of her campaign corruption conviction and has submitted drafts of apology letters she is ordered to send to other state judges and former staffers while serving her house arrest sentence.

10/28/2014

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Appeals Court Upholds Orie Melvin’s Conviction, Alters Terms Of Apology

A former Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice convicted of corruption was spared on Thursday the further embarrassment of having to write her court-ordered apologies to every judge in the state on photos of herself in handcuffs.

08/21/2014

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Pa. Supreme Court Denies Baumhammers’ Appeal

An unemployed immigration attorney lost an appeal Tuesday of his conviction and death sentence for shooting to death five people during a 2000 attack that targeted ethnic minorities in western Pennsylvania.

05/28/2014

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