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The top story this morning is an internal report of the Philadelphia Traffic Court showing that cases are routinely fixed. As reporter Amaris Elliott-Engel writes, the report showed that both elected Traffic Court judges and senior judges assigned to the court “routinely entertained and acted upon extrajudicial, ex parte requests for favorable treatment of traffic violators from sources within the Traffic Court and sources external to its operation.”
Below the fold on Page 1, reporter Saranac Hale Spencer writes that William Rullo, who stole nearly $400,000 from the First Judicial District while he worked there as a procurement technician, was sentenced to 33 months in prison.
In more Regional News on Page 3, Jeff Mordock writes that Delaware Governor Jack Markell’s chief of staff, Thomas McGonigle, is set to join Drinker Biddle & Reath next month. He will manage the firm’s Wilmington, Del., office. Also on Page 3, Penn State’s law campuses will be separated into two schools.
In this week’s Law Technology News page, Judy Selby writes about protecting against the risk of data breaches.
In the Public Interest page, David Lapp writes that charter school reform must protect vulnerable students.
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