Pennsylvania Supreme Court Votes to Suspend One Of Its Own Members In Bitter, Crazy Pornographic Email Tiff

There seems to have been bad blood boiling on the court for years.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice exposed as having sent and received pornographic emails, and who is accused of then trying to coerce a fellow justice, is temporarily barred from "any further judicial or administrative action whatsoever" in the court.

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced the decision Monday night against Justice Seamus McCaffery.

McCaffery will continue to be paid during the suspension, the order says. That could change in the event formal misconduct charges are filed by the state Judicial Conduct Board following a review slated to take 30 days.

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"The most recent misconduct of Justice McCaffery — forwarding sexually explicit pornographic emails to employees of the Attorney General's Office (and, in one instance, an email depicting a naked 100-year-old woman as the target of a sexually explicit joke and a video of a woman in sexual congress with a snake that is clearly obscene and may violate the Crimes Code Section on Obscenity) — has caused the Supreme Court to be held up to public ridicule," Castille wrote. "This conduct deserves the immediate action as implemented by this court today."

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[Another Justice, Eakin,] on Friday said McCaffery tried to coerce him into taking his side against Castille, saying he "was not going down alone."

I don't know how some dirty emails get trumped up into a reason to suspend a state Supreme Court justice, but if you read the order by the Chief Justice (Castille), you'll see that they've apparently been snapping at each other for years.

On page 5, Castille says that based on his knowledge of psychiatric diagnoses, he feels that McCaffrey's personality type is best described as "sociolpath."

So yeah, it's like that.

I have no idea what the hell's going on here but Castille's order borders on hysterical so I have my doubts about his claims.

McCaffrey's Response... Actually, McCaffrey issued this response based on Castille's latest round of accusations, prior to the issuance of the order of suspension.

But so this is what he said four days ago.

Ron Castille's statement yesterday, issued on AOPC letterhead and purporting to represent the position of the entire Supreme Court, was a lie. In fact, members of the Supreme Court did not even know about the statement until they read the publication. And it is only the latest lie in the Chief Justice’s egomaniacal mission to 'get me.' His mission began when he reported me to the Federal Bureau of Investigation over my wife’s legitimate receipt of referral fees, and that didn’t work. He has done everything possible within our Court to undermine me with my colleagues, and that didn’t work. Now, with only two months left in the hourglass of his tenure on our Court, he is trying to finish what he has been trying to do for so many years. He has been on this mission because I had the guts to challenge him on the Family Court fiasco and on what the citizens of Pennsylvania got for the more than $3 million of First Judicial District funds that were funneled to one of his closest friends. And I had the guts to challenge him on his disastrous handling of Pennsylvania's worst judicial scandal and a tragic injustice that will forever be known as the 'Kids for Cash' disaster.

Ron Castille is a Republican, and McCaffery is a Democrat.

Per this article, McCaffrey seems to have engaged in some sleazy string-pulling behavior earlier.

But for Castille, the conduct board's work has been disappointingly slow so far.

Along with McCaffery's sexually explicit e-mail traffic, the board is investigating his role in two other matters.

The first stemmed from a 2012 report Castille commissioned that found McCaffery had met with a top administrator at Philadelphia Traffic Court while his wife and judicial aide, Lise Rapaport, contested a traffic citation inside. She was acquitted.

The second arose from stories last year in The Inquirer raising questions about fees Rapaport received for referring cases to law firms while she worked in her husband's judicial office.

McCaffery has denied any impropriety in either instance, and, in his statement on the porn e-mails last week, blamed Castille for exaggerating the circumstances of both.

"He has done everything possible within our court to undermine me with my colleagues," McCaffery said.

(McCaffery has also sued The Inquirer, saying the articles about the referral fees painted him and his wife in a false light.)

Yeah, It's Not Just About the Dirty Emails: Castille seems to suspect McCaffery of a lot more than crude language.


At the end of last year, in a report Castille commissioned about Philadelphia’s corrupt Traffic Court, McCaffery was accused of using his power in an unseemly and perhaps illegal way: He had driven his wife, Lise Rapaport, to Traffic Court on Spring Garden Street for a hearing on a ticket and, while the hearing took place, summoned a top court administrator out to his car for a conversation. Rapaport was found not guilty.

With Ron Castille’s blessing, the Traffic Court report was given to the Inquirer, which did a series of front-page stories on it. Naturally, that didn’t sit well with Seamus McCaffery, who has denied any wrongdoing.

Then a second matter came up. The Inquirer wrote about fees that Rapaport, a Harvard-trained lawyer, received for referring cases to law firms while she was employed by McCaffery as his chief Supreme Court aide. Eleven of the law firms that paid Rapaport--one referral fee was $821,000--have argued cases before the Supreme Court while McCaffery has been on the bench.

When that story broke, Castille--who was first elected to the court in 1993 and has been chief justice since 2008--told reporters he was worried about "conflicts of interest and the appearance of impropriety." His opinion wasn’t shocking, but it was an unusual slapdown; chief justices of a Supreme Court almost never publicly rebuke a fellow robesman....

In mid-June, McCaffery’s trouble seemed to grow worse. The Inquirer reported that the FBI had opened an investigation into those referral fees his wife received. Meanwhile, the Legal Intelligencer wrote that McCaffery had contacted a high-level Philadelphia Common Pleas administrator last year about civil cases---and that in two of the cases, a law firm that had paid a referral fee to Lise Rapaport was involved. McCaffery's lawyer says there is no FBI investigation, but Ron Castille told WHYY that he has "no reason to believe the allegations of an FBI investigation against Justice McCaffery are not true." He added, "So I think if I was Justice McCaffery, I’d start rethinking my position on the Supreme Court."

Philadelphia Magazine says the war is partly about the power to supervise all of Pennsylvania's state courts -- power Castille doesn't trust McCaffery with.

Posted by: Ace at 07:37 PM




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1
This sounds familiar...

Posted by: Soothsayer, Knower Of All Approximate Knowldge Now and In The Future at October 20, 2014 07:38 PM (Jk03E)

2 Hooray for my home state! :/

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at October 20, 2014 07:38 PM (KuU4f)

3
There seems to have been bad blood boiling on the court for years.

I seem to recall you posting about this before.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Knower Of All Approximate Knowldge Now and In The Future at October 20, 2014 07:39 PM (Jk03E)

4 Huh. East. Not surprised.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at October 20, 2014 07:39 PM (vmltA)

5 No relation.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at October 20, 2014 07:39 PM (hIi0O)

6 If actions causing "...the Supreme Court to be held up to public ridicule" is grounds for suspension, shouldn't Alito, Thomas and Scalia be the only ones left on the Federal Supremes?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Indestructible at October 20, 2014 07:40 PM (dUGHS)

7 Hundred year old woman? With a snake? Gots to be pelosi.

Posted by: Erowmero at October 20, 2014 07:40 PM (go5uR)

8
No relation.

To McCaffrey??



How about to Phil? Phil McCracken?

Posted by: Soothsayer, Knower Of All Approximate Knowldge Now and In The Future at October 20, 2014 07:41 PM (Jk03E)

9 Top. Men. In Black. Robes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at October 20, 2014 07:41 PM (x1Y9q)

10 Sounds like the Wisconsin SC the past couple of years. Who has an L behind their name and who has the C?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarin, let's bungle in the jungle at October 20, 2014 07:41 PM (9kWyt)

11 Bad blood you say?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9zMo-BPADU

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at October 20, 2014 07:41 PM (8FyP4)

12 What does go on beneath those robes really?

Posted by: tinfoil baby at October 20, 2014 07:41 PM (hqVUe)

13 And the snake thing? They're lawyers.

I think they probably didn't notice.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at October 20, 2014 07:41 PM (vmltA)

14 I'm not 100 years old, and the snake's name is Seymour

Posted by: Judge Ginsberg at October 20, 2014 07:41 PM (4OZqu)

15 Come on, no one is actually named "Seamus".

Posted by: except that leprechaun what urges me to set things on fire at October 20, 2014 07:41 PM (gjjmL)

16 According to Wiki, Judge McCaffrey was also a judge on the "Eagles Court" in Veterans Stadium.


Yaaaaay my home state!

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at October 20, 2014 07:42 PM (KuU4f)

17 Another Democrat heard from.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 20, 2014 07:42 PM (SLea8)

18 Are we sure Hagan didn't recommend this judge too?


Wait wait wait! Sex with a snake video?

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at October 20, 2014 07:42 PM (bEiil)

19 We'll take the Blacks and the Chinese, but you can keep the Irish!

Posted by: Mel Brooks at October 20, 2014 07:42 PM (uqV2n)

20 Heh. I knew who was involved in this the second I read the headlines.

Yeah, there's alllllll kinds of batshittery in the PA court system.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. We should be so lucky. at October 20, 2014 07:43 PM (IrByp)

21 Judge slap fight!

Posted by: The Judicial Hat at October 20, 2014 07:43 PM (lN8KC)

22 The hell?

Posted by: Insomniac at October 20, 2014 07:43 PM (mx5oN)

23 Weasel Zippers @weaselzippers 5m
Surveillance Video Catches Man From Liberal Group Stuffing Hundreds Of Ballots Into Ballot Box In Arizona ... http://shar.es/1mOdxS

Posted by: Costanza Defense at October 20, 2014 07:43 PM (ZPrif)

24 Let he who has never sent a female co-worker a video of a woman putting a python up her cooch cast the first stone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 20, 2014 07:43 PM (pv98m)

25 Harrumph!

Posted by: PA Supreme Court at October 20, 2014 07:44 PM (MMC8r)

26 So, the pubes on the Coke can is a bit to clichéd I guess...

Posted by: The Judicial Hat at October 20, 2014 07:44 PM (lN8KC)

27 Top. Men.

Posted by: blaster at October 20, 2014 07:44 PM (Rx8ML)

28 Who put the lead in pencilvania ?

Posted by: seamrog at October 20, 2014 07:45 PM (5+ivf)

29 I don't know for sure, but I think this would get merit pay in Arkansas.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at October 20, 2014 07:45 PM (pv98m)

30 Sorry, I know this isn't a good place for this link, but it's an excellent piece on how real scientists talk abut Ebola (from an ER nurse):

http://tinyurl.com/ptfcsuf

Posted by: notsothoreau at October 20, 2014 07:45 PM (JKNZq)

31 This explains the last majority opinion expressed in dirty limericks.

Posted by: --- at October 20, 2014 07:46 PM (MMC8r)

32 Surveillance Video Catches Man From Liberal Group Stuffing Hundreds Of Ballots Into Ballot Box In Arizona. Posted by: Costanza Defense

Nothing to see here. Clearly not a case of voter fraud, and we're definitely not going to set our hair on fire over this.

Posted by: Romney Campaign at October 20, 2014 07:46 PM (dUGHS)

33 Why I NEVER!!!!!

Posted by: PETA at October 20, 2014 07:46 PM (pv98m)

34 This surprises anyone?

Posted by: AmishDude at October 20, 2014 07:46 PM (L2xDv)

35 23 Weasel Zippers @weaselzippers 5m
Surveillance Video Catches Man From Liberal Group Stuffing Hundreds Of Ballots Into Ballot Box In Arizona ... http://shar.es/1mOdxS
Posted by: Costanza Defense

__________________________________________________

Local crime.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at October 20, 2014 07:47 PM (8FyP4)

36 The dumbing down will continue until the retardation improves.

Posted by: Judge Roy Bean at October 20, 2014 07:47 PM (Dwehj)

37 I can only think this judge is not a Democrat in good standing since you can rape, molest, diddle kiddies, and even drown a girl when you're a 'Progressive.'

Posted by: --- at October 20, 2014 07:48 PM (MMC8r)

38 Surveillance Video Catches Man From Liberal Group Stuffing Hundreds Of Ballots Into Ballot Box In Arizona. Posted by: Costanza Defense

I always thought your were a racist...

10 to 1 it was a SEIU (see you) thug

Posted by: MikeH at October 20, 2014 07:48 PM (4OZqu)

39 "Seamus McCaffery (born June 3, 1950) is a Justice on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Democratic Party." -- Wikipedia

Posted by: AmishDude at October 20, 2014 07:48 PM (L2xDv)

40


Bio: Justice Seamus "Lookie This!" McCaffery

http://tinyurl.com/n7uftzx

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2014 07:48 PM (kdS6q)

41 Not sure what this has to do with same-sex marriage.

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at October 20, 2014 07:48 PM (8FyP4)

42 Why I NEVER!!!!!
Posted by: PETA

H8R!!! Dirty speciesist!!! You can't tell us who to love!!!

Posted by: National Interspecies Love Association at October 20, 2014 07:49 PM (dUGHS)

43
Who put the lead in pencilvania?
Who put #2 on my rama-lama ding-dong?

Posted by: freaked at October 20, 2014 07:51 PM (zStn5)

44 Seamus McCaffrey was widely known for wearing x-Ray specs during oral argument by female attorneys.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 20, 2014 07:51 PM (pv98m)

45 41 Not sure what this has to do with same-sex marriage.
Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at October 20, 2014 07:48 PM (8FyP4)

Leverage is politics (i.e., Justice Roberts and Obamacare)

Posted by: MikeH at October 20, 2014 07:51 PM (4OZqu)

46 Are we sure that it wasn't an Alabama black snake?

Posted by: Countrysquire, feeling reasonably fresh down there at October 20, 2014 07:51 PM (8FyP4)

47 Hey, my anaconda said he didn't want none, which means he never legally consented.

Posted by: Sir Mix-A-Lot at October 20, 2014 07:51 PM (4/i9Y)

48 That wasn't a snake.

Posted by: Long Dong Silver at October 20, 2014 07:52 PM (KuU4f)

49 A Superior Court justice named Seamus
Was renowned as a big ignoramus
Had pix on computer
Of snake in a cooter
No doubt this will make him quite famous.

Posted by: Seamus M. at October 20, 2014 07:52 PM (hIi0O)

50 Has the lady on that Whitesnake cover aged THAT much?

Posted by: --- at October 20, 2014 07:52 PM (MMC8r)

51 The one thing I can never wipe from my memory is the 10 minutes I stopped and looked at a couple sex books in Frankfurt one night. Words can't explain it, they really can't.

Posted by: tinfoil baby at October 20, 2014 07:52 PM (hqVUe)

52 So is ssssssiv a thing? These kids today.

Posted by: freaked at October 20, 2014 07:52 PM (zStn5)

53 I wanna kish you, Suzy!

Posted by: Ray "Boom, Boom out go the lights" Lewis at October 20, 2014 07:53 PM (Dwehj)

54 It was a pretty crazy foursome, actually. It was a dude in sexual congress with a snake, a badger, and a mushroom.

Posted by: broseidon king of the brocean at October 20, 2014 07:53 PM (4/i9Y)

55 How did I know that McCaffery was a democrat before I got to the punch-line?

g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 20, 2014 07:54 PM (KCxzN)

56 Not sure what this has to do with same-sex marriage.

Because judges are ultra-wise, super-intelligent ubermenchen who know better than us peasants with our silly voting.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 20, 2014 07:54 PM (L2xDv)

57 Makeup of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court: 4Rs and 3Ds. Chief Justice Castille is an R; Justice McCaffery (alleged pervert) is a D.

It should be noted that a cursory reading of Castille's bio indicates that he is the type of R that Mitch McConnell could get behind.


Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at October 20, 2014 07:54 PM (IN7k+)

58 the fish sticks are done, BRB

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 20, 2014 07:54 PM (KCxzN)

59 The really obscene video involved a box of Kaboom.

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at October 20, 2014 07:54 PM (bEiil)

60 Who knew Harrisburg was that much fun?

Posted by: DaveA at October 20, 2014 07:55 PM (DL2i+)

61 Ew.

Posted by: Lori at October 20, 2014 07:55 PM (aIt1F)

62 But, what is the ruling of Judge Dredd?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at October 20, 2014 07:56 PM (RzZOc)

63 Those silly Yankees do the darnedest things.



For a bald guy in Black, he must get a lot?

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 20, 2014 07:56 PM (0FSuD)

64
Did you hear this?

Ben and Jerry's refused to change the name of it's "Hazed And Confused" flavor.

"Anti-bullying" groups had demanded [tried to bully] the ice cream maker change the name because it glorifies bullying or some such shit.

I am not making this up.

Ben And Jerry's said the name was a riff on the song Daze And Confused and changed to "hazed" because of its hazelnut ingredient.

Again, I'm not yanking your strings.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Knower Of All Approximate Knowldge Now and In The Future at October 20, 2014 07:57 PM (Jk03E)

65 Some one light up the Drudge Lamp. Matt hasn't changed his page in 24 hours.



Think he's being hacked?

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 20, 2014 07:57 PM (0FSuD)

66 Unless there's semen on the cat, the dod, the tapir, the five-year old boy with the missing teeth, there's no fault.
The union will protect them against this calumny.
In the case of evidence, the press will refocus attention on yet another kiosk, headwind, Bush-victim, bigoted reaction.




Dem. Candidates, go ahead and eat dog. We know you wanna. It's the cannabalism the lying fags let you get away with.

Posted by: still got thrm Dachau blues, Dachau blues at October 20, 2014 07:57 PM (sWmUD)

67 I'm so aseamed.

Posted by: Seamus M. at October 20, 2014 07:58 PM (hIi0O)

68 I'm so aseamed.

Posted by: Seamus M. at October 20, 2014 07:58 PM (hIi0O)

69 So, the interior of the PA Supreme Court is much like the bar in Mos Isley?

Except not as nice.

Posted by: Lori at October 20, 2014 07:58 PM (aIt1F)

70
Seamus McCaffrey was widely known for wearing x-Ray specs during oral argument by female attorneys.
Posted by: Cicero




"Counselor, if I said you have a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2014 07:59 PM (kdS6q)

71
It's not porno, porno.

Posted by: Woopie Goldberg at October 20, 2014 07:59 PM (mETGQ)

72 pics?

Posted by: Jean at October 20, 2014 08:00 PM (TETYm)

73 "I sentence you to five years of probation and four blowjobs at my desk, lassie!"

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at October 20, 2014 08:01 PM (KuU4f)

74 With posts like these, I guess Ebola is behind us...

...the only thing left now is the 'October Surprise'.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 20, 2014 08:01 PM (lJaja)

75 Huh? Who the hell actually looks at porno in .tiff format these days?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at October 20, 2014 08:01 PM (bHnlE)

76 Posted by: Soothsayer, Knower Of All Approximate Knowldge Now and In The Future at October 20, 2014 07:57 PM (Jk03E)

Good. Corporate shills or no, it couldn't happen to bigger pricks.

Posted by: AmishDude at October 20, 2014 08:01 PM (L2xDv)

77 Does this mean you don't want to see my briefs?

Posted by: Justice Seamus McCaffery at October 20, 2014 08:01 PM (MMC8r)

78 Oh wait, lassie is a scottish thing, not irish. Whatever.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Sanity Prod (tm) at October 20, 2014 08:01 PM (KuU4f)

79 What the hell is going on in Gotham?

What is this bullshit!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at October 20, 2014 08:02 PM (TBhB6)

80 Check the penile code!

Posted by: Dang at October 20, 2014 08:03 PM (MNq6o)

81 @40

One of his awards?



"Catholic War Veteran of the Year"



I guess when you get a mick in a robe he thinks he's a priest?

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 20, 2014 08:03 PM (0FSuD)

82 No sheep were injured in the making of this ruling.

Posted by: Lori at October 20, 2014 08:03 PM (aIt1F)

83 Serpentine!!!

Posted by: Seamus M. at October 20, 2014 08:04 PM (hIi0O)

84 Nood CAC wants Morons

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 20, 2014 08:04 PM (pv98m)

85 64 -- Soothsayer -- They're both good little Lefty's, so they'll get a pass on this.

The SJW's need lessons in target selection...

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 20, 2014 08:05 PM (lJaja)

86 That's not how this works. That's not how *any* of this works!

Posted by: Judge Roy Bean at October 20, 2014 08:05 PM (JO9+V)

87 75 Huh? Who the hell actually looks at porno in .tiff format these days?

Applause for technical joke missed by the .ewok.

Posted by: DaveA at October 20, 2014 08:06 PM (DL2i+)

88
Castille disclosed that he had found that McCaffery used a private email address to send or receive 234 emails with sexually explicit material or pornography. McCaffery sent most of the emails to an agent in the attorney general's office, who then forwarded the emails to others in the office, Castille said.

The McCaffrey emails were among the hundreds of emails containing pornographic images and videos discovered by the attorney general's office on its computers from 2008 through 2012.




What Happens in Harrisburg, Stays in Harrisburg. (tm)

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2014 08:07 PM (kdS6q)

89 Why, do they have to decide a voter id question?
Public employees union question?
Utilitiies monopoly question? (Flouride much?)
Citizenship of L'il Syed's butt lover that summer when U.S. citizens were barred by Pock -E-Stahn?
Let's debate.

Posted by: still got thrm Dachau blues, Dachau blues at October 20, 2014 08:08 PM (sWmUD)

90 This came out during the scandal in the Attorney General's office about pornografic emails. But not by the Attorney General (D), who only publicized (R) recipients. A newspaper actually exposed McCaffery (D).

Posted by: kathleen kane's orifice at October 20, 2014 08:09 PM (q4wty)

91 What Happens in Harrisburg, Stays in Harrisburg. (tm)

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2014 08:07 PM (kdS6q)

Definitely an argument for why judges need lifetime appointments so they are not worried about current political trends!

Posted by: Hrothgar at October 20, 2014 08:10 PM (o3MSL)

92 This seems pretty tame compared to the penis pump (ex) judge.

That dude was milking his job for all it was worth.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 20, 2014 08:12 PM (PZiWc)

93
Nood CAC wants Morons
Posted by: Cicero




Still trying to lure the unwary to his windowless "Love-servatory"?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at October 20, 2014 08:13 PM (kdS6q)

94 Meh. It's been done already.

Posted by: Tawny Kitaen at October 20, 2014 08:14 PM (KFdZd)

95 sexually explicit material or pornography

is this one of those "distinction without a difference" dealios?

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 20, 2014 08:14 PM (KCxzN)

96 73 "I sentence you to five years of probation and four blowjobs at my desk, lassie!"
Posted By DangerGirl

That's an interesting proposition coming from an 'ette

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, let's bungle in the jungle at October 20, 2014 08:16 PM (9kWyt)

97 It's Pennsyltucky, y'all. Bestiality for them is sex-ed 101.

Posted by: Fritz at October 20, 2014 08:17 PM (yqtFn)

98 Little known fact: Justice Seamus McCaffery drives a windowless van with the words "Free Candy" spray-painted on both sides...

Developing...

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 20, 2014 08:18 PM (KCxzN)

99 The video with the snake didn't involve Wendy Davis did it?

Posted by: weirdflunkyonatablet at October 20, 2014 08:20 PM (bEiil)

100 Looks like we need an open thread 'till the ONT comes up.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 20, 2014 08:20 PM (lJaja)

101 Think he's being hacked?

Posted by: Nip Sip

Probably drinking, lot a bars have extended happy hour on Monday - right up until MNF.

Posted by: Jean at October 20, 2014 08:21 PM (TETYm)

102 Bingo... 100 posts.

This thread is now a Free Fire Zone...

...yippie.

Posted by: CPT. Charles at October 20, 2014 08:22 PM (lJaja)

103 Hey, Michigan had a state judge who sent photos, ala, Anthony Weiner to a court bailiff, then after being censured for that by the Michigan Supreme Court, had an affair with a woman whose child support case he was deciding. You would have to read the craziness to appreciate it. It's beyond soap opera.

He is no longer on the bench.

http://tinyurl.com/przpxed

Posted by: Jen at October 20, 2014 08:25 PM (fZA+j)

104 Not for nothing, but McCaffery was a judge in Philly, and I've been before him many, many times. (As a cop and detective, not a defendant.)

The guy is a camera hog and shameless self-promoter. He is also just an average judge. He once tried to hold me in contempt for following departmental police on property receipts. He had me sit in the courtroom while he called the commissioner. A half hour later, he let me go, and mutter an apology under his breath.

Personally I couldn't care less if the charge is trumped up. McCaffery is a toad.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 20, 2014 08:40 PM (FG24c)

105 >>I don't know how some dirty emails get trumped up into a reason to suspend a state Supreme Court justice

Umm, it sounded like it was not "dirty emails" but full-blown pornographic emails of a type that "may violate the Crimes Code Section on Obscenity." Sounds like it was done from work account(s) to work account(s) during work hours.

And, if he sent them to female subordinate staffers, that's harassment.

So, yeah, he deserves to be tossed from the bench.

Posted by: Y-not at October 20, 2014 08:41 PM (9BRsg)

106 Hi, Wyatt. Nice to see you here again.

Posted by: rickl at October 20, 2014 08:43 PM (sdi6R)

107 Hey Rickl. Been a while. Sorry about that. :/

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 20, 2014 08:45 PM (FG24c)

108 Hey Rickl. Been a while. Sorry about that. :/

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 20, 2014 08:45 PM (FG24c)

109 Wait, a Democrat judge is actually accused of improper conduct? UNPOSSIBLE!!

That's like saying a Hispanic female judge in south Texas, appointed by Obama, might just find the Texas voter ID law unconstitutional against Hispanics right before an election. What are the odds?

Posted by: sans_sheriff at October 20, 2014 08:50 PM (lj4x1)

110 Fun fact. ...Justice McCaffery was the judge in charge of the infamous courtroom in the bowels of Veterans Stadium. Where the Eagles fans were tried for their various offenses against each other and (more commonly) against anyone wearing a visiting team's jersey. McCaffery was known to wear biker gear under his robes, and he commuted to work on his Harley.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at October 20, 2014 08:57 PM (Q3tFF)

111 The new Democrat AG of PA is a real see you next Tuesday. Apologies to the female morons here, but there it is.

Posted by: Biff Boffo at October 20, 2014 08:59 PM (Q3tFF)

112 Why aren't "dirty e-mails", as they have been thusly minimized, enough?

A Supreme Court justice should not be sending any vulgar email to anyone, let alone borderline pornographic or actually obscene email to employees of the justice system as part of his official communications with them.

It's quite enough.

If he's a crook, well, figures. Someone who would do the above, in his position, isn't fit for it.

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