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Penn. Supreme Court Justice in Porn Scandal to Retire

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A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice caught up in a government porn email scandal stepped down Monday after nearly eight years on the state's highest court, and a judicial ethics board said it would drop its investigation of him as a result.

Justice Seamus McCaffery also agreed not to seek senior judge status or seek elective judicial office again, the Judicial Conduct Board said.

The panel said it would end its investigation of McCaffery on a number of matters because the most serious sanctions possible were his removal from office and a prohibition against him holding future judicial office.

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  1. The panel said it would end its investigation of McCaffery on a number of matters because the most serious sanctions possible were his removal from office and a prohibition against him holding future judicial office.

    They try to make it sound like McCaffery self-imposed the maximum possible sentence by resigning. I suspect removal from office would mean he would no longer receive a pension. By resigning, he will still receive a pension.

    His resignation followed a weekend of intense and secret negotiations in which McCaffery, a former Philadelphia police officer and municipal court judge, was able to guarantee his government pensions and agreed not to seek another elective office, court sources said.

  2. Good riddance to bad trash. Seamus was without a doubt, the dumbest, harshest, least empathetic Judge I’ve ever appeared before.

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