Sister's Conviction Key In Pa. Justice's Corruption Case

Law360, Philadelphia (January 22, 2013, 8:03 PM EST) -- With jury selection set to begin Wednesday in the corruption trial of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, experts told Law360 on Tuesday that related charges that led to the conviction of Justice Melvin’s sister, former state Sen. Jane Orie, make the defense’s task a challenging one.

While Justice Melvin has yet to face charges that she ordered her judicial staff to work on her 2003 and 2009 campaigns for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, some of the same evidence and witnesses presented last year as...
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