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Charles Hayden

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Pa. Attorney General Says Philadelphia Judge Should Hand Off Case Of Facebook “Friend”

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office has asked Judge Charles Hayden to step aside from the case because he and the accused — a state lawmaker — are “friends” on Facebook.

11/16/2011

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Facebook ‘Friendship’ Between Judge And Defendant Raises Questions

Last week, Philadelphia municipal court judge Charles Hayden dismissed some key evidence in a drunk driving case against Pennsylvania state house member Cherelle Parker. The state attorney general is mulling an appeal. Some questions have been raised over a Facebook “friendship” the judge shares with the defendant.

11/08/2011