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Some Kane critics want action to force her out of office

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 7, 2015 2:34 PM
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(Harrisburg) -- While Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waits to be arraigned on charges that she leaked secret grand jury information, some critics want action to force her out of office.

Retired state Supreme Court Justice Ronald Castille, who authorized the grand jury probe that led to the charges, says Kane should step down. But, she has refused to resign.

Castille says the court, working through its disciplinary board, could order an emergency suspension of Kane's law license if it believes her alleged misconduct has been "egregious".

Though Kane would have 10 days to fight a suspension, Castille says a suspension would remove her from office because the state constitution requires the attorney general to have a law license.

Another possible scenario calls for Kane's impeachment by the Legislature.

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