Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Local News - Early Returns State Superior Court Judge Michael Joyce, who is facing criminal charges for allegedly bilking two insurance companies out of $440,000, plans to continue his bid for retention for another 10-year term in November.This is why people are angry.
But he won't have an easy time of it.
His bosses, the justices of the state Supreme Court, suspended him with pay yesterday. In a written statement, the court said the suspension was necessary to 'protect and preserve the integrity of the Unified Judicial System and the administration of justice for the citizens of this Commonwealth.'
And the state Bar Association and his own Republican Party say they are reviewing their endorsements of his retention.
This is why people are going to renew the efforts to toss out all the judges.
This is why the old parties (both the Ds and the Rs) have failed the citizens and voters.
Here is a tip: Don't vote for any judge retention.