Parents call Judge Lyris Younge a menace on the bench

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Protesters gather at the corner of 4th and Market streets in Center City to rally against Philadelphia Family Court Judge Lyris F. Younge. (P.J. D’Annunzio/The Legal Intelligencer)

Protesters gather at the corner of 4th and Market streets in Center City to rally against Philadelphia Family Court Judge Lyris F. Younge. (P.J. D’Annunzio/The Legal Intelligencer)

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Philadelphia Judge Lyris Younge has been accused of violating parents’ due process rights in family court from not allowing people to defend themselves to berating attorneys to the point of tears. As she prepares to stand trial in an ethics probe this week, we examine why she has been allowed to stay on the bench — and what her case says about the state of Pennsylvania’s judiciary.

Guest: Legal Intelligencer reporter P.J. D’Annunzio

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