In June, former Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Joseph A. Jaffe, who was sentenced to 27 months in prison in 2003 and disbarred in 2004 for attempting to extort a lawyer who appeared before him, petitioned to have his law license reinstated, only to withdraw the petition earlier this month in the face of strong opposition from both the state Office of Disciplinary Counsel and at least one current member of the judiciary.
Is Pennsylvania Becoming Less Forgiving of the Disbarred?
The Legal Intelligencer
September 25, 2012
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