- Associated Press - Monday, October 20, 2014

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is suspending one of its own members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general’s office.

The justices issued an order late Monday that says Justice Seamus McCaffery can’t perform any judicial or administrative duties while the matter is reviewed by the Judicial Conduct Board.

The action follows disclosures by Chief Justice Ron Castille last week that McCaffery sent or received 234 emails with sexually explicit content or pornography.

McCaffery apologized, calling it a lapse in judgment, but he blasted Castille for what McCaffery called “a vindictive pattern of attacks” against him.

Messages left seeking comment from McCaffery and his lawyer were not immediately returned.

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