September 26, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - The suspension of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's law license may not keep her from remaining in her job for now, but it could prevent her from running for reelection. The embattled attorney general, facing criminal charges for allegedly leaking confidential documents, said she did not believe she would be able to seek another four-year term when she is up for reelection next year. "I believe you have to be a lawyer in good standing to be able to run," she told the Associated Press on Thursday.
September 18, 2015 |
PENNSYLVANIA Attorney General Kathleen Kane was indicted on Aug. 6, but she's not stepping down. Despite being charged with perjury, official oppression, obstruction of justice, contempt of court, and calls for her resignation from the governor and newspapers all over the state, she has clung to her position like driftwood. In a scene worthy of a bad soap opera, she asked her twin sister to act as a decoy to avoid facing reporters when she appeared in court. After reviewing the evidence, a judge ordered her to stand trial on all four charges.
September 17, 2015 |
Chester County Hospital cannot have 1,352 bottles of fine wine that are set to be destroyed by the state, a Chester County judge said Tuesday. The hospital had hoped to take the wine and use it for fund-raising, but state law does not allow for the sale of condemned alcohol, the judge ruled. It could be the end of the road for the bottles, which have been at the center of a legal battle that began in January 2014, when Chester County attorney Arthur Goldman was charged with buying and reselling high-end wine that wasn't available for purchase in Pennsylvania.
September 3, 2015 |
Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Tuesday announced a $1 million settlement with a Center City online marketing company accused of overcharging consumers through the sale of audio language courses. The settlement with Internet Order L.L.C., which also does business as Stroll and Pimsleur Approach, is the result of a lawsuit filed last year by the attorney general's Bureau of Consumer Protection. In the lawsuit, Internet Order was accused of using a "negative option" marketing technique in the sale of Pimsleur-branded audio language compact discs.
September 2, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - Supporters of embattled Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane are mobilizing to halt a legal proceeding that could force her from office before her criminal case is resolved. A group called Pennsylvania Citizens for Kathleen Kane has launched a petition on Change.org asking the Disciplinary Board of the state Supreme Court to pause in its effort to suspend Kane's law license as she awaits trial on charges that she illegally leaked confidential documents to a newspaper. The group is asking the board, which oversees the conduct of lawyers across the state, to await the outcome of the criminal case against Kane before taking any action.
August 28, 2015
KATHLEEN KANE may have broken the law when she leaked details from a grand jury, and she found out this week that she will stand trial for that. Gallons of ink have been spilled on the investigation and the beleaguered attorney general's response, in which she has tried to make a porn email scandal in the Attorney General's Office the center of what she claims is a manufactured case against her. Given her awkward handling of the case, the porn...
August 26, 2015 |
A Montgomery County judge on Monday ordered Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to stand trial on criminal charges after a hearing in which one of Kane's most trusted aides testified against her, and the judge repeatedly rejected her legal arguments. Prosecutors say Kane, a Democrat who is the state's top law enforcement officer, broke the law by orchestrating a leak to a newspaper reporter in a bid to embarrass a foe, and then lied about it under oath. Using Kane's testimony before the grand jury that investigated the leak, prosecutors attempted to show that she repeatedly lied in an effort to cover up her actions.
August 14, 2015
WHEN DONALD Trump suggested that Fox anchor Megyn Kelly was lobbing unpleasant questions at him during the GOP debate last week because she was bleeding from "wherever," women "wherever" groaned in unison. Not again, we said, more in annoyance than anger. It's the same reaction every caveman since Fred Flintstone has exhibited whenever Wilma crosses the imaginary line. It's the sound of Jackie Gleason saying "To the moon, Alice!" or Archie Bunker screaming "Geez, Edith!" It's stupid, lazy and sometimes misogynistic.
August 12, 2015 |
Even as Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane prepares to talk for the first time with reporters about the criminal charges against her, one well-known former prosecutor is offering to replace her temporarily if she steps down. Kane said Monday that she would hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon in Harrisburg. She has said through her lawyer and a spokesman that she is not guilty and has no plans to quit. But that hasn't stopped talk of replacing her. If she quit, naming an interim attorney general would be up to Gov. Wolf, who wants her out, and on Monday, Philadelphia's Democratic Party chairman, U.S. Rep. Robert Brady, said a would-be replacement contacted him last week: former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham.
August 9, 2015 |
Democratic and Republican leaders in the state House of Representatives on Friday joined Gov. Wolf and several other elected officials in calling for Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to step down in the face of criminal charges. State Rep. Dave Reed, majority leader in the GOP-controlled chamber, said Friday that the charges make it "virtually impossible for her to function as the commonwealth's top law enforcement officer. " While Kane is presumed innocent, Reed said, the state "cannot afford to have such a distraction impairing the office of the attorney general.