Philadephia Judge Faces Removal for Hiding That She is a Former Felon

Philadelphia Judge Deborah Griffin has many positive things on her resume: a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, the first black student to win the Missouri-Columbia Law School moot court, and overcoming great challenges in her childhood to become a lawyer. The one omission was that she has a felony record. She is now facing possible removal from the bench.

Griffin was first elected with Republican support in 2001 after an unsuccessful bid in 1999. She is now before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court as the target of a removal action for failing to disclose her criminal record to the state bar.

Griffin pleaded guilty to a felony in 1984 in Atlanta when she used a fake social security number to obtain credit cards — an offense that gave her three years of probation. However, in 1988, she denied that she had ever been arrested or convicted of a crime — a basic requirement of all bars. Notably, such criminal record is not an absolute bar. The individual usually has to appear before a special committee.

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12 thoughts on “Philadephia Judge Faces Removal for Hiding That She is a Former Felon”

  1. It wasn’t Homeland Security and the Firefighter avatars trying out
    a new Top-secret Color-code Alert System…?

  2. The avatar is now back in the world of Fairie (not that there’s anything wrong with that)

    Here’s lookin’ at you … kid.

  3. I think you frustrated the will of the divine creator, and you shall be held accountable. I want my pretty avatar back. Binx101 you have all the fun! Pass the banana will you.

  4. It in fact was generated from Netherworlds … alas, a silvery bowl of clear water and a spell has cast them away, back into the King’s Roads that lie behind the all the mirrors of the world. Banana anyone?

  5. Jill:

    i got a new one the second time I logged in. Maybe that one was blue.

  6. I thought that stuff was done in honor of the death of the inventor of LSD.

    Mespo, your avatar appeared as blue and white on my computer. Binx, does this mean all our computers were effected differently? And why does JT’s picture still look so strange:) (just being a smart ass on that last one, but mespo’s did look differently than he described.


  7. binx101:

    I kind of liked my first avatar: black and white with a lovely rose in the center. I thought it stood for my primitive either-or reasoning with compassion at its center. But maybe, that’s just my Rorschach showing!

  8. Thanks to Binx 101 and his brilliant intervention, I was able to get rid of the sudden appearance of weird avatars. In an Internet version of those movies where a pilot talks down a passenger forced to land a plane, Binx101 was able to send a step-by-step guide for a chimp who has no idea how to manage a blog site.

    Thanks Binx101!

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