A group of 52 jurors who twice failed to report for jury duty, were summoned to appear in Juror Scofflaw Court before Judge Jeffrey Minehart. Of the 52, 10 prospective jurors were exempt from paying a fine, but were given a new date for service.
Former MDJ Charged with Perjury by AG
A Community Accountability Program(CAP) has successfully launched in Bucks County (Quakertown and Richland, Pa) and is expanding throughout Lower Bucks County.
Fayette County is now offering a Diversionary Program for veterans accused of minor criminal offenses. Through the voluntary program, eligible veterans are placed into six-month programs such as substance abuse treatment or behavioral health counseling.
On Thursday, The Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld Orie Melvin’s conviction on six criminal counts and amended the sentenced imposed by Common Pleas Judge Lester G. Nauhaus.
The vacancies on the York County Court of Common Pleas are making it difficult for the court to keep up with its growing caseload.There are currently 3 judicial vacancies. Two vacancies resulted from the retirements of Judge Sheyl Ann Dorney last year and Judge Penny L. Blackwell on January 6.
US District Judge William Caldwell of the Middle District of Pennsylvania issued a memorandum opinion and order bringing the Pennsylvania Election Code in line with the holding in Citizens' United v. Federal Election Commission.
PMC published a letter to the editor in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review arguing that the problems with money in judicial elections cannot be fixed through the Code of Judicial Conduct.
On Monday, former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen passed away at age 79 from lung cancer. He will probably be most remembered as the only Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice ever to be impeached.