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Pitt Law Professor John Burkoff Comments on the Orie Sentencing to the AP

Publish Date/Time: 
May 8, 2013

 

Professor Burkoff talked to multiple media outlets about the recent sentencing of Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin.  Melvin avoided prison time for her campaign corruption conviction but was ordered to send written apologies to every judge in the state because she abused her office.  About the sentencing, Burkoff said, Melvin "got off easy" because she's not going to prison.

San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Ex-Pa-Justice-Melvin-gets-house-arrest-probation-4494077.php

Tribune-Review: http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/3946628-74/melvin-judge-nauhaus#axzz2SQN3TlaX

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/joan-orie-melvin-sentenced_n_3231992.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

WTAE interview:

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/expennsylvania-supreme-court-justice-joan-orie-melvin-sister-janine-orie-sentenced-to-house-arrest/-/10927008/20053378/-/13w6109z/-/index.html

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