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Kane won't seek Re-Election
SCRANTON - Embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced Tuesday that she will not run for antoher four-year term.

"This was not an easy decision," Kane said.

Kane, 49, a Democrat, was charged last summer with conspiracy, perjury and other crimes for allegedly leaking confidential information in a bid to punish a former state prosecutor with whom she was feuding.
She has pleaded not guilty, and her trial is scheduled to begin August 8. Kane has said she believes her legal troubles stem from her efforts to expose an email scandal involving prosecutors and agents in her office swapping pornographic and other offensive messages on government computers with judges and other law enforcement officials.

The scandal so far has resulted in the resignations of top government officials in the administration of former Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, the abrupt retirement in 2014 of state Supreme Court justice Seamus McCaffery, and pending ethics charges against another justice, J. Michael Eakin.

After Kane was criminally charged, the high court temporarily suspended her law license, leading to furious debate over whether she could continue functioning as the state's top law enforcement official. The state constitution requires the attorney general to be a member of the bar.

The Senate, invoking a rarely-used constitutional provision, launched hearings last fall to determine whether Kane could continue running her 800-member agency without an active law license or whether she should be removed from office.

Last week, the GOP-controlled chamber failed to muster the two-thirds vote it needed to oust her.

Kane had called the effort unconstitutional and said she believed the only legal way to remove her from office is through impeachment, a much lengthier process that begins in the House of Representatives and ends with a trial in the Senate.

Last week, the Republican-controlled House voted overwhelmingly to launch impeachment proceedings against Kane, a process that could take months.


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In other words, she's guilty and is cutting out before she gets whatever sentence she gets from the trial.

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With Scalia's passing, perhaps she has bigger plans. Big Grin
gnbrotz;172732 Wrote:With Scalia's passing, perhaps she has bigger plans. Big Grin

Perhaps that was the plan all along...
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Looks like she won't even finish her first term.

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(08-16-2016, 06:51 PM)jahwarrior72 Wrote: #DicksOutForKane2016

Seems like the dicker got dicked. What was she charged with again?
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