Pa. Rep. Pushes Amendment To Put Judges Under Ethics Act

Law360, Philadelphia (May 9, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state representative announced Wednesday that he would push for a constitutional amendment to extend existing ethics laws covering state officials to members of the state’s judiciary.

In a co-sponsorship memorandum, Rep. Fred Keller, R-Snyder/Union, said that the standards laid down in the state’s Public Official and Employee Ethics Act should not be limited to just officials in the state legislature and the governor’s office.

“I believe these standards should apply across the board to government officials in all three branches,” Keller said in the...
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