Convicted Pa. High Court Justice To Step Down May 1

Law360, Philadelphia (March 25, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT) -- Convicted Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who was found guilty in February of using her judicial staff to work on her political campaigns, announced her resignation in a letter Monday to Gov. Tom Corbett.

Justice Melvin said in the letter that, while she intends to appeal her guilty verdict, in the interim, the citizens of the state deserve a full bench. The high court has been operating with six seated judges since May, when Justice Melvin was suspended following her indictment on four felony...
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