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Justices of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court pose for photographs Sept. 13, 2011, at Philadelphia's historic Old City Hall. Pictured, top row, from left, are Justices Seamus P. McCaffery, Max Baer, Debra McCloskey Todd and Joan Orie Melvin. Bottom row, from left, are Justice Thomas G. Saylor, Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille and Justice J. Michael Eakin.

Pa. Supreme Court Suspends McCaffery

P.J. D'Annunzio and Max Mitchell | October 21, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery has been suspended by his peers on the court based on the recent pornographic email scandal as well as other allegations of wrongdoing involving referral fees paid to his wife and attempts to "exert influence" over judicial assignments.

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