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BREAKING: Justice Eakin Suspended

Eakin-SadState Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin has been suspended.

That is the ruling of the Court of Judicial Discipline. Justice Eakin will be on leave with pay until he is given a formal trial.

“The totality of the circumstances has tainted the Pennsylvania judiciary in the eyes of the public,” the Court writes. “Until the trial on the merits, when the actions of the Respondent can be more closely reviewed, the integrity of the Pennsylvania judiciary has been and continues to be subject to disrespect. The only means to ensure the public’s confidence in the Pennsylvania judiciary is to suspend the Respondent pending the full trial on the merits of the Complaint.”

Eakin was initially cleared when news about his involvement broke last year. After Kathleen Kane stated that there were more messages, however, the initiative taken back up.

The schemes of his colleagues and his own pleas weren’t enough to prevent this action.

There will be a pre-trial conference in Harrisburg on January 21st.

UPDATE: Attorney General Kathleen Kane released the following statement in response:

“I applaud the Court of Judicial Discipline for its decision yesterday. For more than a year, the contents of Justice Eakin’s emails were known to officials within the justice system. Some chose to look the other way while others chose to call them ‘unremarkable.’ None felt they merited any discipline and all have undermined the credibility in our justice system.”

“This is yet another step in restoring our faith in our justice system. In the coming months, as the special prosecutor reviews over 1 million of these emails, I expect there to be more of these days. And with each one, we will come one step closer to restoring the credibility of our justice system. We will be one step closer to transforming our system of justice from the one we have to the one we deserve.”

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  2. Eakin is part of the “good ol boys network,” along with his pals Dave Freed, Ed Marsico, and several others. I heard they had a little private Christmas party to give Eakin moral support!! All you creeps are going down! Stay tuned…..

  3. Seriously. I am the belle of the ball. How many ways can I say I do t give a rats ass what Diano says. He can say I watch the Disney channel or am on a list or whatever he feels. I am not going tI be baited by a substandard mind such as his. Seriously people take a break from battling for a day and enjoy the holiday. There will be plenty more time to call me names after Christmas.

  4. What a joke.

    Spongebob is a pedophile, see below.

    Sue ME Mr. Royko.

    I dare you to make new law.

  5. Mike Royko-

    You are speculating that SpongeBob:
    1) Has people who know his actual identity

    2) That they would be dumb enough to think him defamed by my statements, when I don’t know him (other than through his disturbed postings) and they do?

    3) If they are that dumb, are they Trump supporters?

    4) If you’ve actually gotten inquiries from such people, and are not on retainer nor paid, please list any/some of these people.

    5) If they want to keep their children away from him, that’s up to their own judgement. I certainly wouldn’t recommend that he be near children I cared about.

    6) What do you think I should retract? A statement that SpongeBob comes off as creepy and stalky? That I don’t know that he’s a pedophile, but I would not be surprised if he was?

    BTW, to be VERY clear.. I don’t think SpongeBob has actually molested/touched any children. But, I would not be the slightest bit shocked if he had thoughts/leanings in that direction, or if he became aroused while watching the Disney channel.

    My expected lack of surprise, should SpongeBob someday be identified as a pedophile, is hardly defamatory to his character. Many things surprise or don’t surprise me.

    If/when I do learn his name, I would try to look it up on a child predator list, but I don’t expect much success on that front, as I’ve already stated that I don’t think he’s acted on any such impulses (which he may or may not have).

    As I’ve said before, SpongeBob could easily face libel, slander or other charges based on his posts here, especially if his identity would match up to someone with actual insider/confidential information that he breached.

    So, I do expect SpongeBob to do his best to remain hidden, like any cockroach that scurries away when the light hit it.

    But, thanks again for the “legal” advice.

  6. Hey Mile – Give it a rest. You are just repeating yourself now. And it sounded dumb the first time. Just so you know – cartoon characters can’t sue.

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