Pa. Supreme Court can’t stay out of the headlines — here’s another one

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    The Philadelphia mayor’s race is the one getting all the attention in the region, but the biggest race no one is watching is the contest for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. 

    It’s the first time in more than three centuries that there have been three simultaneous vacancies.  Two of those vacancies are due to scandals — and one sitting Supreme Court justice is under scrutiny for allegedly exchanging emails with racist and explicit content.

    NewsWorks Tonight producer Shai Ben-Yaacov spoke with Bruce Ledewitz, Duquesne University associate dean and professor of law, about the various controversies surrounding the court.  Ledewitz recently wrote a piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer critical of the court.

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