On Wednesday, three witnesses testified in the Philadelphia Traffic Court trial involving ticket-fixing and favoritism.
Philadelphia Traffic Court Ticket-Fixing Trial Hears Testimony from Three Additional Witnesses Wednesday
Attorneys and legal professionals expressed concern at recent Senate efforts to cut the size of the judiciary.
Federal prosecutors played wiretap evidence Tuesday for jurors in the Philadelphia Traffic Court ticket-fixing and favoritism trial.
On Thursday, the Bucks County Herald featured an op-ed piece written by Charles Meredith about judicial merit selection. Mr. Meredith discussed his recent conversation with PMC’s Lynn Marks about the benefits of the Commonwealth abandoning judicial elections and adopting merit selection for state appellate court judges.
After cancelled testimony on Friday, trial continued Monday for former Traffic Court judges accused of offenses related to ticket-fixing and favoritism within Philadelphia Traffic Court.
Trial continued Wednesday and Thursday for former Traffic Court judges accused of offenses related to traffic-fixing and favoritism within Philadelphia Traffic Court.
Trial began on Tuesday for former Traffic Court judges accused of offenses related to ticket fixing and favoritism in Philadelphia Traffic Court.
Former Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge Willis W. Berry turned himself into authorities today on charges of corruption. Berry is charged with one felony count each of theft of services and conflict of interest for allegedly running a real estate business out of his chambers during working hours.
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the Philadelphia court system witnessed the return of the juror scofflaw court. Ninety-two individuals were summoned to appear before Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Administrative Judge John W. Herron, for their failure to show up for jury duty.