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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:24 PM

PA Supreme Court justice Joan Orie Melvin (R) found guilty of corruption. Her sister, Jane Orie

former State Senator (R) is now in jail for corruption. Their other sister Janine was also found guilty.
It's about time.
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/region/lawmaker-calls-for-justice-melvin-to-resign-676467/

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Reply PA Supreme Court justice Joan Orie Melvin (R) found guilty of corruption. Her sister, Jane Orie (Original post)
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meow2u3 Feb 2013 #2
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Response to AlinPA (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:54 PM

1. Corrupt repukes just don't know when to stop

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:54 PM

2. Orie Melvin faces removal from state Supreme Court

For suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, it appears that the end is near.

Whether it comes in the form of removal, impeachment or resignation, Pennsylvania officials on Thursday made it clear that the woman convicted of using her staff and that of her sister to run for election should no longer sit on the high court.

Even before she was found guilty on six counts -- including three felonies -- the Supreme Court removed the justice from the bench.
Jury foreman talks about Orie case

She was suspended the day the charges were filed against her in May, and in August, the Court of Judicial Discipline followed a recommendation by the Judicial Conduct Board that the suspension be without pay.

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/orie-melvin-faces-removal-from-state-supreme-court-676423/

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 02:09 PM

4. Impeachment seems doubtful; the State House is controlled by R's 112-90 and the Senate 30-20.

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 01:56 PM

3. Link to article

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/state/justice-orie-melvin-sister-found-guilty-676385/
Instead, all of the members of the Orie Melvin camp -- including suspended state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and three defense attorneys -- left the courthouse under escort from deputies with the Allegheny County sheriff's office.

Justice Orie Melvin and Janine Orie, her sister and former administrative aide, were found guilty Thursday of corruption for misusing state-paid staffers to help run the justice's Supreme Court campaigns in 2003 and 2009.

The sisters were found guilty of theft of services, conspiracy, and misapplication of government funds. Janine Orie was also convicted of tampering with evidence and solicitation.

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