Ex-Pa. Justice Moves To Overturn Corruption Conviction

Law360, Philadelphia (May 21, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT) -- Disgraced former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin on Monday launched an appeal challenging her February conviction on charges that she ordered her state-funded staff to work on two political campaigns as she sought a seat on the state’s highest court.

Melvin is asking the Pennsylvania Superior Court, an appeals court that she served on for more than a decade, to overturn a conviction handed down by an Allegheny County jury on Feb. 22 finding her guilty of misappropriating state resources by ordering her judicial...
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