The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

News

March 25, 2013

Governor: Supreme Court Justice Melvin 'correct' in choosing to resign

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett says Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin made the "correct" decision to resign effective May 1.

Corbett said today that Melvin's departure will spare taxpayers the expense of impeachment proceedings and allow lawmakers to focus on other issues.The governor says he'll nominate an interim justice as soon as practical. If confirmed by the Senate, that person would serve until voters elect a new justice in 2015 to a full 10-year term.

An Allegheny County jury found Melvin guilty of using government employees to work on her 2003 and 2009 campaigns for the high court. She is scheduled to be sentenced on May 7.

 

1
Text Only
News
The Daily Marquee
Poll

How do you eat your chocolate Easter bunny?

Feet first
Tail first
Ears first
     View Results
Photo Galleries
The Valley

Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.