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The Pennsylvania high court in recent years has seen some of the country's most expensive judicial elections, charges of nepotism, and an abuse of power scandal which ended with criminal charges and house arrest for a former justice. New ethics rules aim to curb judges' bad behavior.
To some, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s most recent press release is a noble attempt to protect waterways and wetlands from fracking operations while the state fights in court. To others, it is just the opposite.