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John Burkoff on Justice Orie Melvin's Resignation

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March 26, 2013

Professor John Burkoff commented on the announcement by PA Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin that she will resign on May 1.  Orie Melvin was recently convicted on multiple counts of political corruption.  According to Professor Burkoff, Orie Melvin no doubt understood that "the writing was on the wall." He viewed the resignation as an attempt to get a lighter sentence.

See Professor Burkoff's comments in the Tribune Review here.

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