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Philadelphia Family Court Judge Lyris F. Younge, whose history of due process violations was recently reported by The Legal, has been removed from a case in which she allegedly held a lawyer in contempt without giving him the opportunity to defend himself.

In an order entered April 6, the state Superior Court pulled Younge from Philadelphia lawyer Brian McLaughlin’s contempt matter and reassigned it to the Family Court’s head judge, Administrative Judge Margaret T. Murphy. The appeals court did not provide any reasoning for its decision.

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P.J. D'Annunzio

Reporter at the Legal Intelligencer covering public corruption, federal courts, and breaking news.

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