Pa. Justice Can't Use Workload Evidence In Corruption Trial

Law360, Philadelphia (February 13, 2013, 6:15 PM EST) -- A state judge presiding over Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s corruption trial refused to allow her attorneys to introduce key evidence Tuesday designed to show that her productivity did not suffer as a result of her 2003 and 2009 campaigns for the state’s highest court.

Judge Lester Nauhaus with the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas refused a request by Justice Melvin’s attorneys asking that the jury be allowed to see statistics showing that despite her rigorous campaign schedule, her office was able to...
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