A commission charged with reviewing the Luzerne County, Pa., judicial corruption scandal released a final report Thursday, recommending scores of new procedures to protect juveniles who appear in the state's delinquency courts and to increase judicial accountability. Most notable, however, may be a recommendation that was not made; the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice chose not to back the often recited and highly publicized recommendation of making juvenile delinquency proceedings open to the public.
Report Urges Sweeping Changes for Pa. Juvenile Courts, Judicial Conduct Board
The Legal Intelligencer
June 1, 2010