Superior Court Affirms Kane’s Conviction
The Court’s decision puts Kane closer to having to serve the 10-23 month sentence for her conviction. The judge ruled she did not have to start serving her sentence until after her state appeals were done.
According to the Inquirer Kane is entitled to an automatic appeal to a three judge panel of Superior Court judges.
The panel ruled unanimously against Kane, going through all of her objections to the conviction, including that the special prosecutor who built the case against her lacked the legal authority to do so.
Kane also argued that she should have been able to bring up the pornography scandal in the Attorney General’s office.
From the Inquirer:
Kane was accused of leaking grand jury material in a vendetta against former prosecutors in her office. In a complex argument, she said she wanted to tell jurors that she was aware that those prosecutors had received pornographic emails on the job but that she had not used that knowledge against them. This restraint, she said, showed she had not been engaging in a vendetta. But Demchick said mentioning porn would have pointlessly and unfairly inflamed the jury.
The Superior Court panel consisted of a Democrat, Anne E. Lazarus, who wrote the opinion, and two Republicans, William Platt and Paula F. Ott.