The Pennsylvania Supreme Court appears ready to reconsider a request to review hundreds of Luzerne County juvenile court cases in the wake of charges that two former judges accepted kickbacks from the owners of a private juvenile detention center. Last month, the court denied a petition by the Juvenile Law Center to look at more than 250 cases in which juvenile offenders were allegedly adjudicated and sent to detention centers without lawyers. On Monday, the justices vacated their denial of that petition.
Juvenile Cases May Get New Look Following Kickback Charges Against Former Judges
The Legal Intelligencer
February 3, 2009