Pa. Senate Sends Gov. Bill To Ax Philly Traffic Court

Law360, Philadelphia (June 11, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Senate gave final approval to a bill that would begin the process of dismantling the scandal-plagued Philadelphia Traffic Court in the wake of federal indictments alleging that nine former judges there fixed tickets for friends and politically connected colleagues.

Senate Bill 334 received unanimous approval from legislators in the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s upper chamber, members of which said it would be impossible to rid the court of corruption without abolishing it in its entirety. The bill now heads to Gov. Tom Corbett for signature....
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