Court denials keep Eakin case on track for March 29 trial

    The trial of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice on ethics charges over the exchange of explicit and objectionable emails remains on track for later this month after the court said it won’t entertain a proposed deal.

    The Court of Judicial Discipline ruled Wednesday against Justice Michael Eakin’s motion that requested that the full court consider what’s been described as a written agreement.

    The judges responded one day after receiving the proposal, saying neither the suspended justice nor the Judicial Conduct Board can put forward agreements about legal conclusions or any penalties.

    The court also turned down the board’s request to move the March 29 trial from Philadelphia to Harrisburg.

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