State Supreme Court Justice Orie Melvin might ‘want to fight until very end’
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE: Suspended Justice Joan Orie Melvin might relish the opportunity to “go down swinging” before a statewide audience in an impeachment proceeding, but she’ll likely be booted from the state Supreme Court before that happens, a political scientist said.
“When elected officials see the writing on the wall, they usually look for a graceful exit,” said Christopher Borick, a professor at Muhlenberg College in Allentown. “The history of the Orie family, in terms of wanting to go down swinging, might lead in a different direction. She may want to fight until the very end.”
Legal analysts think it unlikely Melvin will get the chance to swing at perceived persecutors in a Senate impeachment trial… (more)