All Ciavarella Juvie Convictions Vacated

This is embarrassing.

Over a year ago, this story appeared and I didn’t post about it. I should have.

All Ciavarella juvie convictions vacated

By Terrie Morgan-Besecker
Law & Order Reporter

HARRISBURG – Seeking to remedy what it deemed a “travesty of justice,” the state Supreme
Court on Thursday vacated the convictions of all juveniles who appeared before former Judge Mark
Ciavarella from 2003 to 2008 and barred retrials in all but a small portion of those cases.

The story goes on. For those who want to follow it up here’s the link:

This is also embarrassing for the justice system. I have clients to tell me that “the Judge was
bought” or “the Judge hated me” and I usually tell them that’s not true. But sometimes it is. As
attorneys we just have to be careful of it. I wish it weren’t true, even once.

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