Posts in 'Court of Judicial Discipline'

This session includes a group presentation on judicial conduct & misconduct. It covers both federal and state court disciplinary standards. This session is broken into three topics: The Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline, the Federal Judicial Accountability Report, and the Pennsylvania

PMC released this report because we perceived a need to re-examine Pennsylvania's judicial disciplinary system. Our concern stemmed from the reported misconduct of three Supreme Court justices: Joan Orie Melvin, Seamus McCaffery, and Michael Eakin, and the disciplinary cases surrounding that alleged

In the years preceding the publication of this report, the news was filled with many stories of Pennsylvania judges engaging in unethical behavior, violating the Code of Judicial Conduct ("the Judicial Code"), and even engaging in criminal conduct. Public trust and confidence in our courts is