PA High Court Opening Follows Justice's Departure

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court officially has an empty seat now that Joan Orie Melvin's resignation has gone into effect.
Wednesday was the day in which Melvin told Governor Tom Corbett she would resign following her conviction in February on corruption charges. Melvin, who had been suspended from the state's highest court since August, is scheduled to be sentenced next Tuesday and says she plans to appeal the verdict against her.
There's been no word from the governor as to when he'll nominate a replacement or who it will be .Any nominee must win a two-thirds majority confirmation vote in the state Senate.
Court officials say a replacement justice would serve until voters elect a new justice to a 10-year term in the next election in an odd-numbered year, likely to be 2015.

Filed Under :  
People : Joan Orie MelvinTom Corbett
A   A   A
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics April 11th-18th 2014
Monday April 14th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on Twitter Tuesday April 15th David Ickes Wednesday April 16th Thursday April 17th Adam Conrad - Real...
Read More
Dial N Deal - April 11th 2014
Keith Junior High School Varsity Jacket new, never worn, size XXL, stored in a non-smoking, no-pet home from 1990's - $130 Swatch Watch 1983 vintage, tennis grid design, model GW100, with red Swatch Guard, original packaging, needs battery,...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guest & Topics April 7th-11th 2014
Monday April 7th Master Gardener Tom Ford 472-7986 - Penn State Cooperative Extension/Balir County Facebook Tuesday April 8th David Ickes also WISE Woman of Blair Country Annual Tribute Dinner & Honorees April 16th - The...
Read More