March 31, 2015

PA Supreme Court Rejects Argument Against Special Prosecutor By Kathleen Kane

The PA Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the special prosecutor who recommended criminal charges against Attorney General Kathleen Kane was appointed legally leaving the decision on whether to pursue the charges with Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.
A 4-1 decision ruled against Kane. Justice Michael Eakin joins Chief Justice Thomas Saylor's opinion. Justices Max Baer and Correale Stevens filed separate concurring opinions. Justice Debra Todd dissented.
“We are disappointed in today’s Supreme Court’s decision,” said Kane spokesman Lanny Davis. “We have faith in the judicial system and that the District Attorney of Montgomery County will look at the evidence and the law and find that Attorney General Kane is innocent of any violations of the law.”
The court's opinion, written by Chief Justice Thomas Saylor, found "that the supervising judge acted within his authority and sound prerogative in appointing the Special Prosecutor."
PA Supreme Court Won’t End Kane Probe