Pa Supreme Court rejects AG Kathleen Kane’s petition to quash appointment of special prosecutor

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HARRISBURG, PA (WPMT)  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court hands a major setback to Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s effort to squash the appointment of a Special Prosecutor to investigate her alleged leaks of a Statewide Grand Jury investigation.   Kane’s private attorney claimed that a Montgomery County Court Judge’s appointment of Thomas E. Carluccio as Special Prosecutor overstepped his authority.  The work of Carluccio lead to a grand jury presentment recommending the filing of criminal charges against Kane.

The high court issued a 14 page opinion announcing the judgement of the court late this afternoon. It agreed with a Dauphin County Court ruling that the supervising judge acted within his authority and sound prerogative in appointing the Special Prosecutor.

To read the entire Opinion click here.

Kane’s attorney Lanny Davis reacted in a statement to the high courts’ decision:

“We are disappointed in today’s Supreme Court’s decision. We have faith in the judicial system and that the District Attorney of Montgomery County will look at the evidence and the law and find that Attorney General Kane is innocent of any violations of the law.”
–Lanny J. Davis, attorney for Attorney General Kane