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Pennsylvania's Ex-Attorney General Learns Her Fate

Kathleen Kane sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail

(Newser) - Pennsylvania's former attorney general has been sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and then lying about it under oath, the AP reports. Kathleen Kane, the first woman and the first Democrat elected as the... More »

Pennsylvania’s Top Prosecutor Is Now a Convict

Kathleen Kane faces prison time in grand-jury leak scandal, will resign as AG

(Newser) - She was the first Democrat elected as Pennsylvania's attorney general, and hers was a seemingly limitless future in the Democratic Party. Now, the state's top prosecutor, Kathleen Kane, faces prison time after a jury convicted her Monday in a tawdry scandal that brought down several other state officials.... More »

Pa.'s Embattled AG Accused of Discrimination —by Twin Sister

Ellen Granahan says Kathleen Kane isn't paying her enough

(Newser) - When you've been accused of illegally firing and demoting state employees and possibly leaking secret grand jury material, it's nice to know you can still count on family to have your back. Oh, never mind. Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane has been accused of wage and gender discrimination... More »

Pennsylvania's Attorney General Can't Practice Law

Kathleen Kane's license is suspended amid criminal investigation

(Newser) - Pennsylvania's No. 1 legal official is in the unique position of being unable to practice law. The state's Supreme Court suspended the law license of Attorney General Kathleen Kane yesterday as she faces a criminal investigation involving charges of perjury and obstruction, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . The state'... More »

Porn Email Scandal Sinks Pennsylvania Lawmakers

2 gubernatorial administration employees step down

(Newser) - Unwise work move: sending emails with subject lines like "Bikini Wax Job." Or so a group of current and former employees of Pennsylvania's attorney general's office have learned. The porn email scandal broke last week, when current Attorney General Kathleen Kane revealed that during a review... More »

Probe: Delays in Sandusky Case 'Inexcusable'

But they weren't driven by politics: report

(Newser) - A new report on the child-molestation investigation of Jerry Sandusky reveals "an inexcusable lack of urgency in charging and stopping a serial sexual predator," says Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, who commissioned the report. Delays weren't, however, due to political concerns, the report finds. Kane had previously... More »

Gay Marriage Now Legal All Over Northeast

Judge declares ban in Pennsylvania unconstitutional, but state expected to appeal

(Newser) - A day after Oregon became the 18th state to recognize same-sex marriage, a federal judge made Pennsylvania the 19th, at least for now. The judge declared the state's ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . “By virtue of this ruling, same-sex couples who seek to marry... More »

Pennsylvania AG Won't Defend Gay Marriage Ban

Sources say Kathleen Kane will make announcement today

(Newser) - Pennsylvania's own attorney general won't defend the state's gay marriage ban, which is being challenged in a federal lawsuit , according to multiple sources, including lawyers involved in the case, who talked to the Philadelphia Daily News and the Washington Post . Kathleen Kane, the state's first Democrat... More »

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