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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Increases Productivity

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has increased its productivity in recent weeks. Some have speculated that the upcoming mandatory retirement of Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille at the end of December may be a contributing factor, while others point to the shift in dynamic between the justices as a possible cause.

Federal Prosecutors Seeking Prison Time for Former Philadelphia Traffic Court Judges

Federal prosecutors are now calling for considerable prison sentences for the four former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges who were found guilty of perjury in connection with the Philadelphia Traffic Court ticket-fixing scheme. Assistant U.S.

Letter to the Editor: Ban on Judicial Candidates Personally Soliciting Funds Not Removed From Code

The following letter to the editor, from Paul Titus and Nancy Winkelman of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, appeared in today's edition of the Legal Intelligencer:

To The Legal:

We write in response to Sam Stretton's column, "Changes Allow Judicial Candidates to Personally Solicit Funds," published Nov. 18 in Legal sibling publication Pennsylvania Law Weekly.

Pa. Supreme Court lifts suspension of former Phila. Traffic Court Judge

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in a November 18th order, vacated the February 2013 order that suspended former Philadelphia Traffic Court Administrative Judge Michael J. Sullivan without pay.

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Wendy Beetlestone Confirmed as Federal Judge in Eastern District of PA

Wendy Beetlestone, an attorney at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, was confirmed by voice vote in the U.S. Senate on Thursday and will join the bench in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, based in Philadelphia.