Former Philadelphia Family Court Judge Lyris F. Younge, accused by state disciplinary authorities of due process violations and excessive delays in child custody cases, is set to stand trial Jan. 17.
However, the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline has ruled that Younge—who was transferred out of Family Court to the Philadelphia court system’s civil division following a series of The Legal Intelligencer articles exposing Younge’s history of violating parents’ rights—will not be suspended while her case plays out.
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