Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kane's Case Remember the Nature of the Former Ag's Crimes

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Kane's Case Remember the Nature of the Former Ag's Crimes

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Kathleen Kane, the former attorney general of Pennsylvania, is hoping that time will help memories fade. She was convicted of perjury and related charges in August 2016. Two months later, she was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail. But she has stayed out of the slammer during the lengthy appeal process. Just this week, her case made it to the state Superior Court. Her lawyer seeks to undo the conviction on the grounds that the special prosecutor had been granted too much power.

Everyone deserves the full benefit of the appeals process. Ms. Kane, at one time a rising political star, was the first woman to serve as attorney general, as well as the first Democrat to hold the elected office. She also deserves history to judge the totality of her work, which included the creation of a statewide grand jury that investigated child sex abuse

Yet the nature of her crimes cannot be overlooked. …

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