PA House move to impeach embattled Lancaster County sheriff reopens old Kane impeachment wounds

PA House move to impeach embattled Lancaster County sheriff reopens old Kane impeachment wounds

The House Judiciary Committee this week voted on a resolution to begin the impeachment process relative to embattled Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese, who has been on a long-term paid suspension since last summer after sexual harassment allegations against him arose.

 

Should the impeachment move forward and be successful, it would be the first impeachment of an elected official in Pennsylvania since PA Supreme Court Justice Rolf Larsen was impeached in 1994.

 

However, it was not the move to impeach Sheriff Reese that drew debate from committee members, rather an amendment filed to the resolution to begin the process drew concern from a number of Democratic members.

Thursday, April 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Attorney General’s office reaches resolution with porn-email review law firm

Attorney General’s office reaches resolution with porn-email review law firm

Attorney General Bruce Beemer announced Wednesday that the Office of Attorney General has reached a resolution with BuckleySandler, LLP, the law firm hired by then-Attorney General Kathleen Kane to conduct a review of emails captured on OAG servers that searched for lewd, pornographic, and/or unethical content.

 

According to the OAG statement, the final amount the office will pay the firm for its work totals $1,435,588.90 in fees and expenses; nearly $400,000 less than the amount in outstanding bills the firm had issued OAG.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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With impeachment of Kathleen Kane on hold, House shifts focus to broader ethics reform

With impeachment of Kathleen Kane on hold, House shifts focus to broader ethics reform

While the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts held a marathon hearing Monday under their authority to investigate the potential impeachment of former Attorney General Kathleen Kane, subcommittee Chairman Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) said the move on actual impeachment proceedings is likely on hold.

 

“I wouldn’t expect, from a practical standpoint, it would make any sense to move forward with an actual impeachment,” he told reporters Monday morning. 

Monday, November 14, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Bruce Beemer unanimously confirmed as Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General

Bruce Beemer unanimously confirmed as Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General

Holding a rare non-budget related August session day, the Pennsylvania Senate unanimously confirmed Bruce Beemer to be Pennsylvania’s new Attorney General Tuesday.

 

With the vote, Beemer becomes the third person to hold the position as the Commonwealth’s top prosecutor in just a matter of weeks, following the resignation of Kathleen Kane and the brief interim tenure of Bruce Castor.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House Kane impeachment investigation chairman: "It's critical we finish what we started"

House Kane impeachment investigation chairman: "It's critical we finish what we started"

Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee subcommittee tasked with investigating whether or not former-Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be impeached, briefed the media Friday morning on the latest with their ongoing investigation.

Friday, August 19, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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