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The Court of Judicial Discipline Sanctions 2 Magisterial District Judges

The Judicial Conduct Board issued 2 press releases today, regarding Magisterial District Judge Rita A. Arnold and former Magisterial District Judge Ross C. Cioppa.

July 25, 2012

The Judicial Conduct Board issued 2 press releases today. 
 

Court Brings Reform to Parking Authority

Today’s Philadelphia Inquirer reported on an order from Court of Common Pleas Judge Leon Tucker changing the process for determining the legitimacy of Philadelphia parking tickets.

July 19, 2012

 

Orie Melvin Recusal Request Denied

According to the Legal Intelligencer, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order denying a petition from Justice Joan Orie Melvin for the recusal of entire Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas from hearing the criminal case against her.

July 17, 2012

PMC Points Out Difference Between Complaining about Judicial Behavior and Complaing About Judicial Rulings

Last week, the Fraternal Order of Police in Pittsburgh announced a new complaint procedure for addressing concerns about magisterial district judges. In a letter to the editor, PMC explains the critical difference between complaining about a judge's demeanor and behavior in court and his/her judicial rulings.

July 14, 2012

Last week, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the Fraternal Order of Police in Pittsburgh announced a new complaint procedure for addressing concerns about magisterial district judges.

New Website Provides Access to "Cases of Important Public Interest"

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (“APOC”) launched a new website to make state Superior Court “cases of important public interest” accessible online.

July 11, 2012

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (“APOC”) launched a new website to make state Superior Court “cases of important public interest” accessible online.  This effort to increas

"Judge-itis" Hurts Integrity of Judicial System

A column in the PA Law Weekly by legal ethics expert Samuel C. Stretton argues that “judge-itis” or “black robe disease” undermines the integrity of the judicial system by eroding the mutual trust between lawyers, litigants, and judges.

July 10, 2012

A column in the PA Law Weekly by legal ethics expert Samuel C.

Report on Lackawanna County Guardian Ad Litem System Released

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts released its report on the Lackawanna County court guardian ad litem program.

July 10, 2012

Pennsylvanians are Sending a Message

Democratic committeeperson, Karen Bojar, says that the least enjoyable part of her job is recommending judicial candidates.

July 6, 2012

Democratic committeeperson, Karen Bojar, says that the least enjoyable part of her job is recommending judicial candidates.

Orie Melvin's Appeal

The Tribune-Review and Post Gazette are now reporting that Orie Melvin has requested the state Supreme Court use King’s Bench powers to reverse the denial of the recusal motion.

July 6, 2012

The Tribune Review and Post Gazette are now reporting that Orie Melvin has requested the state Supreme Court use King’s Bench powers to reverse the denial of the recusal motion. 
 

Washington County Judge Resigns

Washington County Judge Paul Pozonsky has resigned from the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas.

July 3, 2012