Supporters for ousted DA candidate Williams point to judge's family ties

    Supporters of Seth Williams, a candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney who was recently thrown off the ballot, say the judge’s decision was politically motivated. The group rallied at City Hall on Thursday.

    Supporters of Seth Williams, a candidate for Philadelphia District Attorney who was recently thrown off the ballot, say the judge’s decision was politically motivated. The group rallied at City Hall on Thursday.

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    Common Pleas Court Judge Alan Tereshko kicked Seth Williams off the District attorney ballot because he failed to report more than $10,000 worth of expenses he received from his campaign.

    Philadelphia NAACP President Jerry Mondesire says Judge Tereshko’s decision was politically motivated.

    Mondesire: “So to throw somebody off the ballot for such an absurd reason clearly shows there were other motivations here. We really suspect that Tereshko was trying to cozy up to one of the Supreme Court justices who share the same lineage with one of the candidates running against Seth.”

    One of William’s rivals, Dan McCaffery filed the court challenge. McCaffery’s brother Seamus is a Supreme Court Justice. Williams is appealing the decision and a hearing is scheduled for next week.

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