Pa. High Court Won't Halt Justice's Corruption Prosecution

Law360, New York (January 10, 2013, 5:44 PM EST) -- Suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin on Thursday lost her bid to stop prosecutors from pursuing corruption charges alleging she used state-funded staff for political work, after the state's high court denied her request.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied Melvin's petition for extraordinary relief in a one-sentence order that came down the same day the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office urged the court to deny Melvin's petition. The district attorney had said the state Constitution and judicial rules of procedure hold judges accountable for...
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