Justice Castille calculates 43 years in public service: first as a marine in Vietnam, where he lost a leg, then 20 years as Philadelphia District Attorney, and 21 as a Justice, including 8 as Chief Justice.
As the final steel beam was hoisted into place atop the 15-story, environmentally friendly building (complete with underground garage), officials were pleased to report that construction is proceeding on time.
Former Philadelphia DA Ronald Castille has been replaced as the state Supreme Court justice overseeing reforms of Philadelphia’s Courts.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court chief justice Ronald Castille says he plans to seek “retention” by voters this fall for another ten years on the state Supreme Court — even though, under current rules, he faces mandatory retirement just two years from now.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordinarily has seven justices, but Justice Joan Orie Melvin was suspended in May.
Justice Ronald Castille announced that he was essentially seizing control of Philadelphia Traffic Court because of reports of widespread ticket-fixing.
by KYW’s Tony Romeo The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is reviewing rules of courtroom conduct with an eye toward issues raised by new technology and social networking.