Commonwealth Court Says Whistleblower Law Doesn't Apply to Judicial Employees

Even though the code of conduct for Pennsylvania judicial employees once referred to the state Whistleblower Law, the statute does not apply to the judiciary, the Commonwealth Court has ruled in declining to revive a case against the administrator of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016, to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)
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