AG Kathleen Kane set to watch high court hearing on her criminal case

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 11, 2015 1:22 AM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

(Philadelphia) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane plans to attend state Supreme Court arguments in Philadelphia over the legality of a special grand-jury probe that could thwart her career. 

Kane's lawyers challenge the appointment of a special prosecutor to review allegations that Kane leaked grand jury material to the Philadelphia Daily News. 

Defense lawyer Lanny Davis says special prosecutor Thomas Carluccio has ignored leaks from his own grand jury investigation. 

The attorney general admits she gave material about a foe to the Daily News but says she it was not covered by grand jury secrecy laws. 

The Supreme Court has released documents that show the special grand jury recommends perjury, obstruction and other charges against Kane. 

Montgomery County's district attorney is weighing those recommendations. But they are now on hold amid the high court review.

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