Pa. House Votes To Abolish Troubled Philly Traffic Court

Law360, Philadelphia (June 4, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A divided Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a resolution setting the stage for an amendment to the state’s constitution that would abolish the scandal-plagued Philadelphia Traffic Court in the wake of January indictments alleging rampant corruption.

While S.B. 333 passed by a margin of 117-81, members of the House’s Philadelphia County delegation rallied their colleagues during floor debate to oppose the measure, which would ultimately need to be approved through a statewide voter referendum, on the grounds that it failed to...
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