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Second PA Supreme Court justice steps down in wake of porngate scandal

Justice Michael Eakin is the second judge on the state's high court to quit over the past 18 months. He has sat on the court's bench since 2002.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin resigns following porngate email Pa. State Supreme Court

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice is stepping down in the wake of the porngate scandal that rippled through Pennsylvania’s capitol, 6ABC Philly reported.

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Justice Michael Eakin, 67, who made his announcement on Tuesday, becomes the second judge on the state's high court to quit over the past 18 months. He has sat on the court’s bench since 2002.

Eakin released a statement along with his resignation:

The porngate scandal stemmed from Attorney General Kathleen Kane's allegations that she was set up in a scandal after uncovering “a cache of pornographic and racist emails that were being swapped among high-ranking state employees at her office.”

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The fallout from the release of these emails is sure to continue.

Matt Lee is a web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely:@off_Yellow.

 

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