Updated May 31, 2017
When former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane received a campaign contribution from billionaire, twice convicted mobster Louis DeNaples, she returned it. But that did not stop the media in Pennsylvania from heavily reporting on it. The media further made a huge deal that District Attorney Stephen Zappala also got donations from DeNaples, resulting in his withdrawing from his candidacy for Pennsylvania Attorney General last year.
However, Pennsylvania media outlets did not seem to have a problem with seven Appellate judges who also have donations from … Continue Reading ››
The renowned journal the Legal Intelligencer recently revisited an embarrassing industry topic in an article entitled "Why Do Pennsylvania's Courts Suffer From Chronic Scandal?" While the author included its numerous infamous scandals as evidence, they fell short in answering their own question. It is answered here. The failure to remedy the situation itself speaks volumes, with an obvious aversion to interfering with the status quo... the reason is simple and not unique to Pennsylvania.
The legal industry is by far the largest source of political campaign funding and it is dependent upon the judiciary for … Continue Reading ››
We are all familiar with the shameful Pennsylvania state court scandals- but the Federal Courts have managed to stay under the radar.
As President Trump struggles to "make America great again" the "draining of the swamp" has been self-effectuating. We just saw how some of that muck surfacing from the bottom, could possibly have put themselves in control of national security. There is a larger lesson here to be learned from the dog and pony show that three judges put on for the country.
JUST A SYMPTOM OF A HIDDEN PROBLEM
As they say, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The legal challenges to President Trump's immigration ban has coincidentally uncovered a black hole containing the … Continue Reading ››
The saga of Democrat and first female Pennsylvania Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, is an interesting contrast to that of Presidential Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton's quagmire regarding mishandling of official government emails. In fact, the two women are, or were comrades and Clinton supported Kane's run for office in 2012. The difference of course is who they were up against and how much money they had to fight allegations, making the speed and timing of today's announcement that Clinton has been cleared a bit suspicious.
If you missed Pennsylvania's three-ring Judicial circus, coined "Porngate" by the media, it turned the … Continue Reading ››
The unregulated, unlimited ability of attorneys to charge their clients by the hour, for as many hours a week as possible, is nothing more than an incentive to prolong cases. This is an abomination in this country. The members of every bar association have used this to trap litigants in the court system until they extort as much of their assets as possible. There is no motivation for any attorney to ever expedite a case quickly, and in fact the current system has the exact opposite objective. Judges … Continue Reading ››