Two linked scandals: An embattled attorney general and a besieged Supreme Court

Number 27593
Subject Corruption
Source Philadelphia Inquirer
State
Year 2015
Publication Date 1/9/15; 3/13/15; 4/2/15; 5/31/15; 6/21/15; 8/29/15; 9/19/15; 9/20/15; 10/28/15; 11/5/15; 11/15/15; 12/6/15;
Summary In a series of investigative articles, The Philadelphia Inquirer raised major questions about the performance of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. At the same time, the paper probed a related scandal involving misconduct at the state Supreme Court, whose justices Kane accused of swapping offensive emails on state computers—messages laden with pornography and misogynistic, homophobic and racist jokes. Unlike most entries in this contest, the newspaper’s work on this investigation has played out over more than a year in a saga that has gathered more and more momentum.
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Keywords Corruption; Pennsylvania attorney general; financial investigations; government; public officials; government misconduct
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