Fifteen years ago, a neighbor came to my door, asking me to watch her son. She had three young children all under the age of six, and was on her way to court. Her husband had left her for another woman, and refused to sign off on their home so it could be sold. Her job alone was not enough to pay the mortgage, and he would have received a portion of the proceeds in equitable distribution. The husband also rarely complied with child support, which would have been reduced had he … 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 ››