Justice Joan Orie Melvin Relieved of All Judicial and Administrative Responsibilities

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA WESTERN DISTRICT

IN RE: MADAME JUSTICE JOAN ORIE : No. 384 MELVIN OF THE SUPREME COURT OF :

PENNSYLVANIA

PER CURIAM

: Judicial Administration Docket :

ORDER

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AND NOW, this 18th day of May, 2012, notification has been received from the Office of the District Attorney of Allegheny County of the presentment of the Investigating Grand Jury and the institution of formal criminal proceedings against Madame Justice Joan Orie Melvin, a member of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. In view of the compelling and immediate need to protect and preserve the integrity of the Unified Judicial System and the administration of justice for the citizens of this Commonwealth, Madame Justice Orie Melvin is hereby relieved of any and all judicial and administrative responsibilities as a Justice and is not to take any further administrative or judicial action whatsoever in any case or proceeding now or hereinafter pending in this Court until further Order of this Court.

This Order is without prejudice to the rights of Madame Justice Orie Melvin to seek such relief in this Court for the purpose of vacating or modifying this Order.

Madame Justice Orie Melvin did not participate in this matter.

 

 

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA WESTERN DISTRICT

IN RE: MADAME JUSTICE JOAN ORIE : No. 383 MELVIN OF THE SUPREME COURT OF :

PENNSYLVANIA

PER CURIAM

: Judicial Administration Docket :

ORDER

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AND NOW, this 18th day of May, 2012, the Court Administrator of Pennsylvania or his designee, on behalf of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts as the Lessee and pursuant to Rule of Judicial Administration 504, is hereby ordered to take such steps as are necessary to secure the records, files and equipment which are the property of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and located at Suite 3500 Grant Building, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Court Administrator is further directed to take such steps as are necessary to ensure that the premises are vacated until further Order of this Court. Reasonable accommodations shall be made for the retrieval and return of personal effects and items located therein.

Madame Justice Orie Melvin did not participate in this matter.

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