Pa. High Court Suspends Sitting Judges After Federal Indictment

, The Legal Intelligencer


Two Philadelphia Traffic Court judges and one magisterial district judge have been suspended by the state Supreme Court after they were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges related to alleged ticket-fixing.

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  • Don Shaw

    They know everything, too, ever notice that? These brilliant scholars sporting black nightgowns are sharp. Pick up on the signs of the times very easily, except how corrupt we believe them to be.

    Scirica knows how to go to Florence, Italy with unfinished work on his desk, to toil under the scorching hot Mediterranean sun, teaching a one hour law class. Oh, the horror! Gets paid handsomely by Dickinson, too, and we pay his travel and grub. Rough life.

    How much less offensive these tyrants would appear if they would at least make an effort to look impartial and free of a myriad of questionable behaviors. They remain the untouchables, until the feds bust them, too. What a catastrophe that will be.

    How many judges did Arlen stick on the bench? How many times did Arlen's son and law partner appear before those judges?

    I bet they are using or will use phone taps galore.

  • Larry Hohol

    If the PA Judicial Conduct Board and the Supreme Court of PA were all doing their jobs the Feds wouldn't have to keep coming into PA and arresting PA Judges. Google "Kids for Cash" when you get a chance. Two PA Judges are now in Federal Prison for putting children into a privately owned "for profit prison" and taking 2.8 million dollars in kickbacks for doing so. Did I mention the prison IS owned by the son of the retired Chief Justice of the PA Supreme Court? Also you may want to go to Youtube and watch: Worse Than Rodney King. What a pitiful and corrupt state we have here.

  • Missy Poak

    About time.

    Are federal district judges being investigated? According to a Gallup poll on ethics and honesty among professionals from November, 2012, only 19% of respondents indicated they held lawyers in very high esteem. (Gee, I wonder how many lawyers participated?) Bankers did far better at 28%. Fortunately for the legal profession, they managed to eek out a slim victory over used car salespeople who scored a mere 8%.

    Among the vast numbers of lawyers from which to select judges, the whole bunch suffers severely from ethics' perception anemia (epa). Most federal district judges were active lawyers.

    The solution? Hire nurses who creamed counsel at 85%, pay them judges' wages, and people may believe they actually had their day in court. Anything is better than destroying public confidence that our third branch is on the level. At least, that's what the canons say.

  • ELois P. Clayton

    It appears, that my break, is over;time for I(and others), to get back to work(doing paralegal work);seeking out more corrupt judges.

    Maybe then, taxpayers, won't have to suffer as much, because of RISING taxes, that syem from "professionals" emblezzing money, etc.!

    Maybe then, more people can have JOBS, to feed their families!

    Maybe then, our children, won't have to be STUFFED in a class room of 50 other children without a teacher who needs the time to attend to all of our children(evenly)!

    Maybe it's time for the U.S. S. C., to UNrelax their views of these misconducting judges because they hold these judicual seats!

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