Traffic Ct. Judge Defends Conduct During Internal Probe

, The Legal Intelligencer


The only sitting Philadelphia Traffic Court judge who has not been charged by federal prosecutors with conspiring to fix tickets testified Friday that she cooperated with an internal probe and that she was never involved in seeking favorable treatment about tickets as a ward leader.

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  • lil tooblind

    I, for one, cannot understand for the life of me why anyone would suspect our wonderful courts of underperforming. I mean, how deluded they must be! All the news making headlines is quite reassuring. The founders and all who fought for America over the centuries must be tickled pink.

    "After co-founding the PCA, DeNaples fought charges he lied to the gaming board about his ties to organized crime. As the case languished nearly two years, DeNaples received what the prosecutor and several legal experts said was extraordinary consideration from the Supreme Court.

    The court stopped the grand jury investigation for three months beginning in September 2007, and exercised its rarely used ”Kings Bench” authority after DeNaples was charged with perjury in January 2008, halting the case until February 2009. Charges against DeNaples were dropped in March 2009 after he agreed to give up control of Mount Airy to his daughter, Lisa."

    Time to take a look at Arlen Specter's picks for the federal bench in Pennsylvania and how they decided cases brought by his son and his law partner, Tom Kline, of Kline and Specter. In fact, Kline and Specter were hand picked by Arlen to co-chair the Pennsylvania judicial nominating commission. The commission recommended candidates to Arlen even as he served humbly as the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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