University of Pittsburgh

John Burkoff on Possible Impeachment of Justice Orie Melvin

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March 6, 2013

Professor John Burkoff discussed the possible impeachment of PA Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin, who has been convicted of political corruption charges.  Professor Burkoff believes that legislators will do almost anything to avoid having to go through the impeachment process.  "The impeachment process is messy, complicated, time-consuming, expensive and potentially embarrassing to members of both political parties." 


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