New Judge to Preside Over Priest Abuse Trial

Sarmina Bows Out, Ceisler to Take Reins

, The Legal Intelligencer


While a new judge will be presiding over the trial of the co-defendants in the Philadelphia priest sexual-abuse trial, observers of the criminal justice system expect that she will handle the case well.

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  • Lulaine

    It is very important for the judges to be impartial and fair because no matter the turn out, the appeals will play a big role in how things are ended. To start the trial on a bad foot with the judge having some kind of experience or improper contact with the matter would be grounds for an appeal. Given the subject of the case, I don't think that's what anybody wants on either side of the case.

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