Pennsylvania justices vote Castille out as overseer of Philadelphia courts
EDITOR: This Januay 11, 2013 article is background for the turmult that has been taking place with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
PHILLY.COM: Riled over the release of a report exposing widespread ticket fixing in Philadelphia Traffic Court, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court justices have voted to remove Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille as the high court’s overseer of the city courts.
By a majority vote, his five colleagues instead chose a justice from the Harrisburg area as liaison with the massive court system, sources familiar with the action said Wednesday.
Castille remains chief justice and still wields considerable clout. But his removal as liaison in favor of Justice J. Michael Eakin seems a clear blow to his power and prestige… (more)