Disciplinary Counsel: Kane Damaging Integrity, Reputation of PA
That is the charge of the Disciplinary Counsel that is seeking to suspend the Attorney General’s law license.
Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy of the Associated Press gained access to the Counsel’s petition to the Supreme Court for Kane’s suspension.
“As the commonwealth’s chief law enforcement officer, it is a concurrent conflict of interest for [Kane] to continue practicing law while being prosecuted for violating the very laws she was vested with the power to enforce,” wrote the disciplinary counsel lawyers.
Such an outcome “will result in the commonwealth lacking a loyal chief law enforcement officer and the administration of justice inevitably suffering prejudice, thus causing immediate and substantial public harm.”
“[Kane] has damaged the integrity of Pennsylvania’s legal profession and this damage will not be diminished until [she] discontinues her practice of law,” they concluded.
The Counsel filed this petition on Aug. 25th and the AG responded on Sept. 4th. The Counsel has a few more days to respond back before the State Supreme Court must decide whether to take up this matter.