More Supreme Court Justices Involved in Lewd Email Chains

PA Judicial CenterEmail chains seem never-ending, quite like this scandal.

According to Mark Fazlollah, Craig McCoy and Angela Couloumbis of the Inquirer, offensive emails were sent to several current and former PA Supreme Court Justices.

This discovery was made by the Judicial Conduct Board during the investigation of Justice Michael Eakin. They judged these emails offensive but not pornographic.

The two sitting Justices that received messages are Max Baer and Kevin Dougherty. The men were recipients of ten and three emails respectively from former Justice Seamus McCaffery between 2008 and 2010. McCaffery was forced to resign in December 2014 over the issue.

McCafferty also sent messages to five former Supreme Court Justices: Ron Castille, Correale Stevens, Joan Orie Melvin, William Lamb and Ralph Cappy.

Castille told the Inquirer that he asked McCaffery to stop sending him inappropriate emails in 2010 and later warned him in an email copied to the other justices that his conduct could prove embarrassing to the Court.

Stevens said that he also urged McCafferty to quit while Lamb couldn’t remember (Melvin didn’t respond and Cappy passed away in 2009).

Seamus McCaffery still insists he did nothing inappropriate.

“It was all harmless banter between friends.”

January 20th, 2016 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 122 Comments

122 thoughts on “More Supreme Court Justices Involved in Lewd Email Chains”

  1. Harry F. Truthteller says:

    And right on cue you post something (extremely!) annoying. Have a great life.

  2. Unsanctioned R says:

    Harry, I forgot to thank you for speaking out against all the “retard” calling recently. Nice (not) job!

  3. Harry F. Truthteller says:

    We do indeed know you; we know you as an annoying troll.

  4. Unsanctioned R says:

    None of those folks are me, sorry. Readers of PPA know me and they know you, loser.

    BTW, it was nice to see my comments remain while so many more were deleted. Who’s the troll?

  5. Pat Unger says:

    kraig001 – The best way to handle that troll is to ignore him. He uses MULTIPLE screen names here and just pollutes the comments section. He is a lost soul – living exclusively for the attention he seeks from strangers on the internet. Don’t give him that attention he so desires.

    Unsanctioned R = Candy Cane = Sctanton Sucks = Brandy = many other screen-names = troll = probable Clown Car shill

  6. kraig001 says:

    #PatheticCowardUnsanctionedRetard

  7. Unsanctioned R says:

    Oh yeah you’re scared to respond hahaha because you know all you have are lies. Everyone knows. LOL #YouGotOwnedSon

  8. kraig001 says:

    You talking to me? Scared of a retarded troll? Yeah – right.

  9. Unsanctioned R says:

    Hi kraig, ahem hahaha, why are don’t you use that alias? Are you afraid of little ol’ me? LOL

  10. kraig001 says:

    This article is about the Supreme Court who voted to temporarily suspend Kane and the head of the Disciplinary Board that got that ball rolling. Turns out they were involved in Porngate and did not disclose it. They were involved in the very scandal Kane was in the middle of exposing. And they said nothing. This is and always was a set-up. It’s obvious. Kane isn’t going to jail. But some of these dudes will be.

  11. Unsanctioned R says:

    Someone made a great comment below (it was me) so I’m going to reprint it whole cloth:

    Hahaha’s new argument today is that the white men were “silencing” Kane. But, when you question his logic–which is that Kane was silent for years–and ask that doesn’t it make more sense that they just let her continue remaining silent–and point out that it was after she was challenged in court for using the emails as blackmail that they finally started trickling out…He loses his head and starts spoofing everyone and making up more lies.

    Where are you hahaha? LOL

  12. Pat Unger says:

    HaHaHa asked the questions below earlier. I have to say that he makes some very good points. Seth Williams has some explaining to do.

    Is there any reason why PoliticsPA hasn’t written anything about Seth Williams’ new “Chief of Staff” and “General Counsel?” This a high paid position – and one that did not exist before Williams created it for Kathy Martin.

    Kathy Martin has zero general counsel experience. She has very little prosecutorial experience. But – Kathy Martin is married to Bob Levant.

    Bob Levant is Tyron Ali’s lawyer — the con-man “cooperator” in the legislative sting case. Levant negotiated a sweet “deal” with Frank Fina for Mr. Ali on that case. It really wasn’t a deal though – as Fina dropped all the charges against Ali in an 11th hour move right before Kane took office. What was the rush?

    Also – Frank Fina let Tyron Ali keep the $400,000.00 he stole from PA taxpayers. Why was that?

    And guess who Frank Fina’s lawyer is?!? I’ll give you three guesses …. Yep — Bob Levant. And guess what Fina and Levant want now? More taxpayer $$$. They are suing Kane and the State of PA for money.

    And, now we have Levant’s wife, on behalf of Williams and Fina, talking negatively about Kane in the Press on the taxpayers’ dime.

    Is Seth Williams going to tell us it is a coincidence that the person he chose for this newly created, high paying job just so happens to be Levant’s wife? Have you looked into how much $$$ Levant gave Williams? Have you looked into whether Levant was involved in representing Williams or finding attorneys to represent Williams in the Federal Criminal Investigation into Williams? Have you asked whether Kathy Martin even interviewed with or got vetted by the Hiring Committee at the D.A.’s Office?

    Isn’t it time for someone to tell this story? To ask the questions at least? Who in the Press will have the balls?

    Whatever happened to transparency?

  13. Unsanctioned R says:

    Hi marie, ahem hahaha, why you afraid to use that alias? #ownedbyyourownlies Funny, just like Kane. LOL

  14. Marie says:

    And we thought Mr.Sklaroff had mental problems! This Unsanctioned R troll wins the award for most insane comments in one day. His mother must be so proud.

  15. Unsanctioned R says:

    C’mon man. You get to pretend to be anyone you want (except my one and only alias) all weekend without me calling you out. That’s like a dream for you. All you have to do is prove that you didn’t get owned today by producing one of the comments [you say] I wrote with a link that you talk about.

  16. Unsanctioned R says:

    Hello, hahaha, where are you? LOL.

  17. Unsanctioned R says:

    Tell you what hahaha, I’ll have a little compassion on your weak mind. If you can substantiate your claim with a link that I wrote, I won’t post all weekend as long as you (or your aliases) don’t mention me or pretend to be me. Seems easy right? All you have to do is show the simple evidence that you’re not a lying piece of dirt. Your play.

  18. Unsanctioned R says:

    I take breaks from PPA, sometimes for months. But hahaha is so worried about what I might say that he’s still following and posting under multiple aliases (and spoofing some) on a story from Tuesday morning. I’m so in his head and picked up on his psychosis that I’m sure I keep him up at night worrying about where I’ll strike next. That’s just how I like it.

  19. Unsanctioned R says:

    Hahaha’s new argument today is that the white men were “silencing” Kane. But, when you question his logic–which is that Kane was silent for years–and ask that doesn’t it make more sense that they just let her continue remaining silent–and point out that it was after she was challenged in court for using the emails as blackmail that they finally started trickling out…He loses his head and starts spoofing everyone and making up more lies.

  20. HaHaHa says:

    OMG – just saw the Newsweek article. Even more bad news for Seth Williams:

    http://www.newsweek.com/2016/01/29/billy-doe-altar-boy-sends-four-men-prison-philadelphia-rape-case-417565.html

    Wonder who will be lined up to run against him in the next DA primary

  21. Unsanctioned R says:

    “HaHaHa says:
    January 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm
    Kraig – I now do remember the “gamer” days where the troll would send links to the bizarre fantasy world he lives…”

    Where’s the link liar?

  22. HaHaHa says:

    I don’t know why the troll is so obsessed with me today. I am just waiting for responses to this:

    Is there any reason why PoliticsPA hasn’t written anything about Seth Williams’ new “Chief of Staff” and “General Counsel?” This a high paid position – and one that did not exist before Williams created it for Kathy Martin.

    Kathy Martin has zero general counsel experience. She has very little prosecutorial experience. But – Kathy Martin is married to Bob Levant.

    Bob Levant is Tyron Ali’s lawyer — the con-man “cooperator” in the legislative sting case. Levant negotiated a sweet “deal” with Frank Fina for Mr. Ali on that case. It really wasn’t a deal though – as Fina dropped all the charges against Ali in an 11th hour move right before Kane took office. What was the rush?

    Also – Frank Fina let Tyron Ali keep the $400,000.00 he stole from PA taxpayers. Why was that?

    And guess who is Frank Fina’s lawyer is?!? I’ll give you three guesses …. Yep — Bob Levant. And guess what Fina and Levant want now? More taxpayer $$$. They are suing Kane and the State of PA for money.

    And, now we have Levant’s wife, on behalf of Williams and Fina, talking negatively about Kane in the Press.

    Is Seth Williams going to tell us it is a coincidence that the person he chose for this newly created, high paying job just so happens to be Levant’s wife? Have you looked into how much $$$ Levant gave Williams? Have you looked into whether Levant was involved in representing Williams or finding attorneys to represent Williams in the Federal Criminal Investigation into Williams? Have you asked whether Kathy Martin even interviewed with or got vetted by the Hiring Committee at the D.A.’s Office?

    Isn’t it time for someone to tell this story? To ask the questions at least? Who in the Press will have the balls?

    Whatever happened to transparency?

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