Deputies to testify before Senate panel on AG Kane's status

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 17, 2015 12:44 PM

Photo by AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives for her preliminary hearing Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

(Harrisburg) -- Four high-ranking lawyers in the Pennsylvania attorney general's office are preparing to testify before a state Senate committee that could recommend that Attorney General Kathleen Kane be removed from office.

Sen. John Gordner announced Tuesday that the four will appear Wednesday, as the Special Committee on Senate Address nears a deadline to report its findings.

The panel is considering whether Kane's temporary, indefinite suspension justifies removing her under a constitutional provision that hasn't been used for more than a century.

On Tuesday, legal ethics experts described limits on the type of work suspended lawyers are allowed to do.

They're raising questions about how her suspension has affected work in her agency.

Her suspension by the Supreme Court took effect late last month.

Kane's questioned the committee's authority.

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