Apology Portion Of Orie Melvin's Sentence Stayed

, The Legal Intelligencer


The Pennsylvania Superior Court has stayed the portion of former Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin's sentence requiring her to send written apologies to every member of the judiciary, her family and others, pending the outcome of the appeal of her conviction.

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    Anybody else sentenced to apologies would have them written and sent to the victims, already, regardless of guilt or innocence, in that, if they were awarded a new trial, obviously, this part of the sentence would have to be null and voided and not be used against her in the Court of Law because "she won a new trial". That would be a violation of her 5th Amendment Right. In this case, the Superior Court issued a stay on that portion of the sentence. When was the last time the Superior Court issued a stay of sentence let alone write about it? I cannot remember? This case is much different than an "anybody" else case. The Elite don't go to jail let alone perform their sentences. God forbid a Ex-Politician/Ex-Supreme Court Justice has to apologize for ripping-off every Commonwealth Citizen. Why doesn't she get treated like every other criminal on appeal through the Superior Court motto: "affirm, affirm, affirm." Elite suffer no consequences nor punishment.

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