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Pa. Senate vote looms on Kane case

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 9, 2015 6:07 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- State senators could vote as early as today on whether to start a process that could lead to Attorney General Kathleen Kane's removal from office. 

A proposed resolution envisions a hearing January 12, at which Kane would address whether she can perform her duties despite the temporary suspension of her law license by the state Supreme Court. 

Ultimately, a two-thirds Senate majority vote would be necessary to remove Kane, who says the process is unconstitutional. 

The suspension stems from the perjury and other criminal charges she faces for allegedly leaking secret grand jury material to a newspaper and then lying about it.

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