Pa. High Court Retains Ability To Punish Judges, Group Says

Law360, Philadelphia (August 28, 2013, 3:20 PM EDT) -- The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts on Friday fired back at claims from two judges wrapped up in the Philadelphia Traffic Court ticket-fixing scandal that amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution stripped the state’s Supreme Court of the power to investigate or discipline judges for alleged ethical lapses.

In a brief, an AOPC staff attorney argued that 1993 amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution establishing two bodies — the Court of Judicial Discipline and the the Judicial Conduct Board — to investigate and punish judges for legal and ethical...
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