Pa. Supreme Court rejects Kane's request to reinstate law license

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 5, 2016 3:55 PM

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(Harrisburg) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is declining to reinstate the suspended law license of Pennsylvania's attorney general as she fights criminal charges she leaked secret grand jury material and lied about it under oath.

The high court on Friday ruled against Attorney General Kathleen Kane. In a one-page order, it said she didn't seek the recusal of Justice Michael Eakin "at the earliest possible time." As a result, the justices say she waived her ability to object on that basis to the court's unanimous decision to suspend her license in September.

Kane had argued that Eakin shouldn't have participated in the suspension vote because of his involvement in a salacious email scandal.

A spokesman says Kane's disappointed, but not surprised.

The state House and Senate have both begun separate processes that could lead to her removal from office.

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