- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania district judge says she plans to appeal a Common Pleas judge’s ruling that she erred in her handling of a traffic case.

LNP newspapers (https://bit.ly/1IXulFt ) reports that Elizabethtown Magisterial District Judge Jayne Duncan plans to take the case to the state Supreme Court.

Senior Judge Arthur Tilson of Montgomery County ruled Monday that Tilson improperly held a second hearing on a man’s traffic citations after another district judge convicted him.

Tilson signed an order Monday requiring Duncan to reinstate the three original guilty verdicts, but he said that shouldn’t be read “as being critical of the judge.”

Duncan contends that judges have discretion on when to allow no-show defendants another hearing. She was barred from hearing criminal cases but continues to hear civil and other cases.



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Information from: LNP, https://lancasteronline.com

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