Pa. Justices Want Judge Punished For Road Rage Incident

Law360, Philadelphia (October 31, 2013, 6:16 PM ET) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that an incident of road rage in January 2009 during which an Erie County judge made an obscene gesture to a motorist and brandished a handgun was grounds for disciplinary action by the state’s Court of Judicial Discipline.

The justices overruled a decision dismissing a complaint brought by the Judicial Conduct Board against Magisterial District Judge Thomas Carney, finding that an incident in which he brandished a handgun at two men in a car while driving on Interstate 79 after...
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