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    Philadelphia judges under fire

    Several Philadelphia area judges are making news for a recent string of unrelated legal actions and accusations lodged against them. On Monday the state Court of Judicial Discipline suspended a Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge for issuing a fake “stay-away” order on behalf of an acquaintance. In a separate case, yesterday Pennsylvania’s judicial watchdog panel filed a misconduct charge against a Philadelphia Judge for using his judicial office to help manage his real-estate holdings. WHYY’S Elizabeth Fiedler reports.

    Several Philadelphia area judges are making news for a recent string of unrelated legal actions and accusations lodged against them. On Monday the state Court of Judicial Discipline suspended a Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge for issuing a fake “stay-away” order on behalf of an acquaintance. In a separate case, yesterday Pennsylvania’s judicial watchdog panel filed a misconduct charge against a Philadelphia Judge for using his judicial office to help manage his real-estate holdings. WHYY’S Elizabeth Fiedler reports.

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