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Pa. Senate prepares vote on removal of AG Kathleen Kane

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 10, 2016 1:56 AM
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane looks on while arriving at Benjamin Franklin Parkway ahead of the Papal Mass Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia.

(Harrisburg) -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane faces a vote in the Pennsyvlania Senate on whether she should be removed from office on grounds that she cannot properly run the office while she lacks a valid law license. 

The Republican-controlled Senate plans to vote on a resolution today on whether to remove Kane, a Democrat.

The Senate is acting under a section of the state constitution that allows it to order the removal of civil officers with a two-thirds vote of approval. 

Kane was charged last August with leaking secret grand jury material and lying under oath about it.

Seven weeks later, the state Supreme Court voted unanimously to suspend her law license. 

Kane is fighting the charges and argues that the Senate's process isn't constitutional. Kane's running for a second term.

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