Pennsylvania Supreme Court Judge Refuses to Resign

State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is charged with directing and condoning the use of taxpayer-funded staff to fuel her 2009 campaign for a seat on the court and she has been stripped of her judicial duties. That means she is effectively suspended, raising uneasy questions for the state’s most powerful bench.
May 21, 2012

State Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is charged with directing and condoning the use of taxpayer-funded staff to fuel her 2009 campaign for a seat on the court and she has been stripped of her judicial duties. That means she is effectively suspended, raising uneasy questions for the state’s most powerful bench.

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