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John Burkoff on the Suspension of Pay for Justice Orie Melvin

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September 4, 2012

Professor John Burkoff discussed the suspension of Justice Joan Orie Melvin's pay with the Associated Press.  The article, which ran nationally, discussed the fact that a court suspended Justice Orie Melvin's pay while she is under indictment, and the fact that the court's opinion was unusually judgmental of Orie Melvin's probable guilt and defense.  According to Professor Burkoff, “I think they thought their intelligence was insulted and they felt that some of the claims made to them (by Melvin's attorney) didn't pass the smell test." 

Read the article (from the San Francisco Chronicle) here.

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