By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — An ongoing e-mail pornography scandal in Harrisburg that’s cost multiple people their jobs  has now led to the suspension of a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has temporarily placed Justice Seamus McCaffery on paid leave following his admission to sending and receiving hundreds of sexually explicit e-mails with members of the office of the state attorney general.

The state Supreme Court says McCaffery may also have improperly contacted Philadelphia Traffic Court in an effort to get his wife out of a traffic citation.

Chief justice Ronald Castille says McCaffery has caused the court to be held in public ridicule.

Fellow justice Deborah Todd says, in a dissenting statement, that even a justice is entitled to due process.

McCaffery’s lawyer says these actions against his client are part of Castille’s “relentless crusade” to destroy his client’s career and reputation.

Within the next month the judicial conduct board will review McCaffery’s allegations as they determine whether or not to file formal misconduct charges against him.

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