Convicted Former Pa. Justice's Law License Suspended

Law360, Chicago (June 14, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on Wednesday temporarily suspended attorney Joan Orie Melvin, a former justice on the state's highest court who was convicted on corruption charges in February for allegedly ordering her state-funded judicial staff to work on her political campaigns in 2003 and 2009.

In a one-page per curium order, the high court granted a joint petition lodged by the high court's office of disciplinary counsel that demanded the temporary suspension of Melvin's law license. The petition said that the respondent's convictions warranted the...
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