Pa. Pol. Wants Philly's Crooked Traffic Court Abolished

Law360, Philadelphia (January 11, 2013, 5:45 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Senate majority leader said Friday that he would introduce legislation to eliminate Philadelphia’s corruption-plagued Traffic Court, responding to a November report commissioned by the chief justice of the state’s Supreme Court that revealed a pattern of favoritism by the court’s judges.

Sen. Dominic Pileggi, R-Chester and Delaware, intends to push forward two bills, one which would amend the state’s constitution to dissolve the court, and the other which would transfer the court’s responsibilities to Philadelphia’s Municipal Court.

“"There is no objective evidence that the...
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