Kane: I’ll be in courtroom for hearing on special prosecutor

    Pennsylvania’s attorney general says she’ll be inside a Philadelphia courtroom to hear the Supreme Court consider whether a judge had the authority to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate her.

    Attorney General Kathleen Kane said after a budget hearing in Harrisburg on Tuesday that she intends to witness first-hand the oral arguments in her legal challenge to the special prosecutor Thomas Carluccio.

    The grand jury run by Carluccio recommended that Kane be charged with perjury and other crimes stemming from allegations that her office gave secret grand jury material to a newspaper.

    Kane’s lawyers say there’s no legal basis or constitutional grounds for a judge to appoint Carluccio with full powers to investigate and prosecute.

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