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Thursday, October 31, 2013

PA Supreme Court Rules Judges Conduct On or Off The Bench Is Subject To Review

Ruling against Erie magistrate Carney called 'very significant'

By ED PALATTELLA, Erie Times-News 

A state Supreme Court ruling that reversed the dismissal of ethics charges against Erie 3rd Ward District Judge Tom Carney sets precedent for the type of behavior that can warrant sanctions against magistrates and judges statewide, officials said.

"It is a very significant ruling for clarification of the type of conduct that might subject a magisterial district judge or other judge to discipline," said Robert A. Graci, chief counsel of the state Judicial Conduct Board, which filed ethics charges against Carney in 2010. Read more...

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