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BREAKING: Eakin Resigns from Supreme Court

Eakin-SadJustice Michael Eakin is a Supreme Court Justice no more.

Eakin’s lawyer announced today that the judge will be resigning from the highest court in the commonwealth.

“We have lost one of the finest jurists on the court,” Eakin’s lawyer, William Costopoulos, told reporters at a news conference Tuesday. “His opinions and writings will withstand the test of history.”

In 2014, ex-Justice Seamus McCaffery was forced to step down because of his own emails. At one point, he threatened to take Eakin down with him.

In October, Attorney General Kathleen Kane reignited the issue. After it was revealed that Eakin’s fellow Justices were trying to pack the Court of Judicial Discipline in his favor, the tide turned against the judge.

Governor Wolf called for him to resign and he was suspended in December.

Besides the scandal, this move has considerable political repercussions. After the shift last November, Eakin was one of only two Republicans left on the PA Supreme Court. Now Chief Justice Thomas Saylor is the lone GOP judge, accompanied by five Democrats.

UPDATE: Gov. Wolf issued the following statement in response:

“The continued abuse of the public trust is simply unacceptable. Today is another reminder of why we must all work with urgency to restore the public’s trust in their government as well as the integrity of the judicial system.

“As the Pennsylvania Constitution explicitly states, this vacancy shall be filled by the appointment of the governor. I will nominate an individual in due time, and I look forward to the Senate providing advice and consent regarding my nomination.

102 Responses

  1. SpongeBob (AKA Jerry on this article) — if you admit you are mentally challenged, I am sure Ha3 will lay off.

  2. OK,SpongeJerryTheRETARD. Whatever you say. Tell the truth, though – are you retarded? You sound like you are. ….

  3. HaHU You continue to suffer from the illusion that some here are obsessed with you. You are not important enough to be obsessed over. You’re a pathetic loser, no job, no family other than mother. You refuse to admit being a guest of the Pennsylvania Prison System at the expense of FF. You write idiotic posts about trolls and clown cars that are nonsensical. You are what we call a Loser. We now know who, why and what for about your past. You may have ridden high at one time but no more. You took a big fall that landed you in a not so very nice place. Once you go ahead and admit it we can move on but as long as you continue to use the “R” word information regarding your past misdeeds will continue to leak. Pick on your own kind not those who suffer a mental deficiency. For others on this board you also should be sickened and admonishing him as well. Would you feel the same way if your child suffered through not fault of their own this disease. Look inward and think about it.

  4. I know I am rambling. I am sorry. My obsession with Ha3 has consumed me. I love Ha3!!!!!!

    ** Somebody help me **

  5. HaHU. Wasn’t this about the time you had to go to group therapy meetings while you were at the “Big House”it’s a small world when somebody sees your face in the paper from a long time ago and recognizes you oh not by HAHU but by your real name you know. Well it’s time for mom to give you some cookies and a bath maybe we’ll know more about the Real HaHU tomorrow.

  6. Mr.Ha – I know you saw this, but Seth Williams already is a Republican:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160314_On_the_rocks__Democratic_D_A__Williams_turns_to_GOP_pols_in_Harrisburg.html

    This explains why Frank Fina is his new best buddy. For broke-ass Seth, it’s all about the $$$.

    Mike Barley, Seth’s new $$$ man is a Corbett guy; just like Frank Fina. Seth Williams may think Fina will help him raise $$$. He won’t. He may think Harrisburg Republicans are the answer for a Philly Democrat. They are not.

    Fina is using Seth Williams and the Philly DA’s Office as a PR machine to rip the OAG and prop up Fina. That’s because Fina is suing the OAG for taxpayer $$$. Fina even got Williams to hire his lawyer’s wife – who has been on TV and in the papers ripping Kane and propping up Fina.

    Agree that something is very rotten at the DA’s Office. New Day – New DA isn’t working out too well for citizens of Philadelphia.

  7. Guess what Ha — IT GETS EVEN COZIER!!!!

    Bob Levant also represented Seth Williams in the federal investigation into Seth. Which means that Seth Williams just hired his own lawyer’s wife too!! Perhaps K. Martin’s salary is his way of paying his lawyer with taxpayer funds?

    Seth Williams is in a world of hurt.

  8. Bruce Beemer is an enemy of AG Kane’s. He testified against her at the Senate hearing and is trying to derail the Special Prosecutor’s investigation.

    But, even Bruce Beemer could see that the Frank Fina/Tyron Ali “sting” case is a steaming pile of dung:

    Bruce Beemer, chief deputy attorney general, wrote in May, 2013 — “The [sting] ‘investigation’ has been unorthodox from the very start . . . If [the Attorney General’s Office] were to undertake a prosecution at this point, it would be dealing with some enormous, fundamental flaws in trying to mount a successful prosecution.”

    He went on to call Fina’s deal with Tyron Ali “unjust.”

    And now we learn that Tyron Ali and Frank Fina have the same lawyer!! And that Seth Williams just hired that lawyer’s wife to a high-paid job as “Chief of Staff” and “General Counsel.”

    Cozy, huh Seth?!?! I think you have some explaining to do!!!!

  9. The clock is ticking on Seth Williams. Tick- tock – tick – tock.

    Eakin resigned over e-mails much less offensive than Frank Fina’s e-mails. And Fina is now under fire for his conduct as a prosecutor too. The Superior Court of Pennsylvania just found that Frank Fina’s conduct in the Penn State case was “highly improper.”

    Tick – tock … … …

  10. Pat made some good points earlier:

    The NOW petition has over 1,500 signatures.

    The NAACP … Sen. Hardy Williams … City Council … ADA, SEPA …. and many other civic and community leaders have called for the racist vermin (Frank Fina) to be removed from the City’s payrolls.

    But, Seth Williams is again being motivated by $$$.

    It was $$$ that prevented him from DOING HIS JOB and arresting John Dougherty. Remember that Doc gave Seth tons of cash.

    And now it is $$$ preventing him from firing the racist woman-hating perverts masquerading as prosecutors (Fina and Costanzo). Did Seth Williams think we would not make the connection? Fina & The Corbett Pervs are now behind his $$$ machine:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160314_On_the_rocks__Democratic_D_A__Williams_turns_to_GOP_pols_in_Harrisburg.html

    Read the article. Google “Mike Barley.” That’s Seth Williams’ new main $$$ man. He is a Corbett guy – just like Frank Fina. From the article:

    “Mike Barley, who was executive director of the Pennsylvania GOP for two years before becoming Corbett’s campaign manager, said Williams hired him last summer …”

    Barley: “Taking over the old PAC, it was tough to know everything that was going on with it,” said Barley, a longtime Corbett staffer. “We figured the best thing we could do was start a new PAC” …

    Seth must think we are all stupid. When is the media going to start asking him the tough questions? When is Seth Williams going to give them the chance?

  11. (HaHa and Marie same person). You know I think maybe I have this figured out why you use girls names too. Did they dress you like a girl in jail when you were arrested for what again? You are so fortunate that you have a loving mother that lets you wear her clothes too. The HAHA part probably was your invitation into the Pennsylvania Penal System when you were bent over crying and everyone was laughing HAHAHA. I can see why you don’t like Fina if he put you away.

  12. Uh oh. The RETARD is coming unglued again. Its a shame how He gets OWNED so often here.

  13. HaHU. Do you get a thrill out of telling women what to d. Not believing in the fact that they can not reason and reply to a post. It was an easy question but he I not allowed to answe because of you. Now the ladies on the Blog have. A real problem. Should they follow a sexist male like you and not speak. Or do they speak and rebuke you. The thing you were arrested for wasnt it involving a woman? You still report to a Parole Officer. monthly?

  14. Jerry – you are not masking very well the fact that you are a pathetic RETARD troll.

    Marie – ignore him. He’s a FOXtard.

  15. Marie. So tell me what’s worse a racist email or a sexist email? Racial and Gender equality should be given equal treatment would you agree?

  16. Sponge I heard the same thing. They all cried like bitches when FINA PUT THEM IN PRISON. Right BRETT.

  17. How do you know they are all white males? And when sending a racist email should the skin color of the recipient matter? Shouldn’t the horrible content be the thing you are most angry about? What did they do to you in prison? Did they beat the intelligence out of you?

  18. if you look there are other people posting who were in fact busted by Fina and now come to this site and on seemingly every thread fill it with their nonsense. Their facts are awful because in many cases Fina even when he sent the mails was forwarding the messages. And there are a lot of messages we have not all seen because Kane kept them under wraps even fighting to do so when the courts told her she could and should release them all. We should wonder why…maybe its because she was protecting her sister and others.

  19. Don’t mind him, Karen. He is just a pathetic RETARD shill/troll who comes here looking for attention from men on the internet. He wasn’t talking to you … because you are a woman. He likes men. He is a Repervlican LOSER.

    Just ignore him. or call him names. He hates being called a “RETARD” ,,, probably because he is retarded.

  20. I don’t know what you are talking about. And I don’t care. Fina is a pig. Seth Williams should be ashamed of himself for hiring a pig like that. I voted for him twice. he lost my vote now.

  21. Marie, or whatever you go by. Did you look at her racist sexist emails? Oh yeah she isn’t the only non Corbett loyalist lumped into this. Plenty of people who are registered democrats including democrat judges. Will you be so excited for everyone to get fired or resign. Even if it includes a bunch of D’s

  22. Jerry – Personally, I think Granahan should be fired too – along with everyone who sent vile, pornographic, racist, sexist material while at work on their State computers.

    But Granahan was not just sanctioned by the Superior Court for conduct that was “highly improper” in a very high profile case (Penn State 3). That was Frank Fina. Granahan did not send e-mails like the ones Frank Fina sent either — like his “motivational posters” suggesting what women had to do to get promotions at work (oral sex with their boss, for instance). That is disturbing stuff. The videos were said to include graphic violence against women.

    This is not “raunchy” images of scantily clad females that may be considered “innocent” stuff. This is sick, disturbing stuff.

    And Philadelphia deserves better than the men that sent that stuff around to their buddies (other prosecutors and judges). In what woe;d can a Supreme Court Justice be forced to resign but a state prosecutor keep his job? Fina’s e-mails were way worse than Eakin’s.

  23. Look everyone it’s the many faces of a felon. All with their sites set on Frank Fina who put them in prison and made them cry like a little bitch. I think posting your crimes here might help you heal. I mean you got busted by Fina. How friggin dumb are you?

  24. Kathy H. I guess based on your post that Kane should have fired that woman (her sister) as well who is also alledged to have sent or received some of the emails. Now that women have won all this equality you wouldn’t want them treated then men right?

  25. Here’s the bottom line: Eakin is gone. And the guy who sent e-mails even worse than Eakin’s is still a prosecutor.

    Frank Fina sent this to a group of white guy pals of his:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zadock1/3580634808

    The Superior Court just found that his conduct in the Penn State case was “highly improper.” He lied to the Court. There is a discipliner complaint filed against Fina. His actions in the “sting” case have been called “unjust” and “improper.” His actions in the collapse case have been called into question.

    Enough is enough. And the KFC e-mail above was enough for most of us. The more that comes out, the worse it gets for Seth Williams.

  26. The wiretap is way more damaging than what was written here. But I wouldn’t expect someone dumb enough to have gotten busted by Fina to understand. If I post details about your case will you admit on here how Fina made you his bitch HaHaHa and all your other identities?

  27. This Fina guy really is an embarrassment to law enforcement. I am no fan of Kane’s – but I can see why she fired that man when she took office. He should not be collecting a government salary. The idea that the DA in Philadelphia continues to pay him is simply sickening to me as a woman.

  28. Yeah!! Trump is gonna get it!! Prison ….

    POLLY WANT A CRACKER?!?!

  29. Prison … TRUMP … Prison … TRUMP … Prison … Polly want a cracker? …

  30. The NOW petition has over 1,500 signatures.

    The NAACP … Sen. Williams … City Council … ADA, SEPA …. and many other community leaders have called for the racist vermin to be removed from theCity’s payrolls.

    But, Seth Williams is again motivated by $$$. It was $$$ that prevented him from DOING HIS JOB and arresting John Dougherty.

    And now it is $$$ preventing him from firing the racist woman-hating perverts masquerading as prosecutors (Fina and Costanzo).

    Did Seth Williams think we would not make the connection? Fina & The Corbett Pervs are now behind his $$$ machine:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160314_On_the_rocks__Democratic_D_A__Williams_turns_to_GOP_pols_in_Harrisburg.html

    Read the article. Google “Mike Barley.” That’s Seth Williams’ new main $$$ man. He is a Corbett guy – just like Frank Fina. From the article:

    “Mike Barley, who was executive director of the Pennsylvania GOP for two years before becoming Corbett’s campaign manager, said Williams hired him last summer …”

    Barley: “Taking over the old PAC, it was tough to know everything that was going on with it,” said Barley, a longtime Corbett staffer. “We figured the best thing we could do was start a new PAC” …

    Seth must think we are all stupid. When is the media going to start asking him the tough questions? When is Seth Williams going to give them the chance?

    Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20160314_On_the_rocks__Democratic_D_A__Williams_turns_to_GOP_pols_in_Harrisburg.html#DM0BAt6D0zdXfohy.99

  31. Marie what are you saying, you did or you wanna BLOW Fina. He would throw a SKANK like you to the Street corners where you belong.

  32. Got it. I guess I had inflatedly high hopes for Steele.

    It figures that the “recordings” are not all they were leaked to be. Same goes for everything else in this case.

    I really hope this goes to trial. I want to see it BLOW UP. In fact, my POPCORN is already on order.

  33. @Pat. My limited knowledge of the wire tap is that Morrow-a noted campaign operative was talking to another campaign operative who was helping McCord and that’s how the conversation got picked up. All Morrow said was that he was asked to get some materials to a reporter and didn’t understand why he was getting involved in the pissing contest between Kane and Fina. Nothing on the conversation is inculpatory or exculpatory. @hahaha. If you think the new MontCo DA is going to do the right thing here, you obviously don’t know Kevin Steele. He thinks everyone should be in jail. He will apply as much BS pressure as possible to save face here. He’s the kind of guy who would rather out an innocent man in jail than admit he was wrong. Ask any defense lawyer in SE Pa. Over and out. Or Bill Cosby.

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