More Supreme Court Justices Involved in Lewd Email Chains
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.
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.”