Pa. High Court Updates Rules To Curb Conflicts Of Interest

Law360, Philadelphia (January 8, 2014, 3:19 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday unveiled the first changes to the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct in more than 40 years, including stronger protections against nepotism and a provision banning judges from serving on commercial boards.

On the heels of a year in which a group of judges on the now-defunct Philadelphia Traffic Court were indicted for ticket-fixing and a sitting Supreme Court justice was forced to resign after being found guilty of corruption, Chief Justice Ronald Castille said the changes had been made with...
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