University of Pittsburgh

John Burkoff on Combined Orie Trial Before New Judge

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August 26, 2012

Professor John Burkoff discussed a judge's order for a joint trial in front of a new judge for Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin and her sister Janine Orie on political corruption charges.  Professor Burkoff said the joinder of the cases for trial was not surprising, given the overlapping facts contained in the allegations against both sisters.  The order for a trial in front of a new judge, he said, was a positive development and a "pleasant surprise."

See the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article here.

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