While House member introduces impeachment bills for Supreme Court justices, Senate leader looks ahead

While House member introduces impeachment bills for Supreme Court justices, Senate leader looks ahead

A Republican member of the House introduced legislation Tuesday to impeach four of the five state Supreme Court justices who ruled in favor an expedited timeline in order to redress Pennsylvania’s 2011 congressional map, which the court earlier invalidated on state constitutional grounds. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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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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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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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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Attorney General Kane to resign from office following felony conviction

Attorney General Kane to resign from office following felony conviction

After a Montgomery County jury Monday night found Attorney General Kathleen Kane guilty on nine counts—including two felony perjury counts—stemming from her illegal leak of confidential grand jury information, Kane announced her resignation Tuesday afternoon.

 

The resignation is effective Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at close of business.

 

"I have been honored to serve the people of Pennsylvania and I wish them health and safety in all their days," Attorney General Kane said in a news release.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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