Roughly one month after the vacating of Magisterial District Judge Mark Bruno’s suspension by the state Supreme Court, the justices issued a ruling determining the high court has the power to suspend judges.

The court’s opinion, released Wednesday, is in response to a petition filed by Bruno in 2013 after his indictment in the Philadelphia Traffic Court scandal, and is part of the larger debate on whether the high court’s authority supersedes that of the Court of Judicial Discipline to impose sanctions on judges.

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