The divorcing couple might have to make arguments or present evidence.
And when they find themselves in court without a lawyer, it can be disconcerting.
Mc Gowan, a Harrisburg lawyer, is cited more than 70 times in the complaint the Judicial Conduct Board filed in December, alleging that Eakin had "detracted from the dignity of his office" through his involvement in the Porngate email scandal.
Thanks primarily to scores of emails sent to him by Mc Gowan, Eakin is awaiting trial before the Court of Judicial Discipline for exchanging emails that included salacious pictures and jokes that demeaned women, minorities, and religious groups.
Dep't of Interior; promulating a regulation is not the type of agency action ripe for judicial review under the Administrative Procedure Act until there is a specific factual situation; APAStern v. Safe-harbor provision of 27A of the Securities and Exchange Act; fraud on the market theory; forward-looking statements must be accompanied by meaningful cautionary statements that adequately identify important risk factors. Tellabs, Inc.; When inferences of scienter drawn from the plaintiffs' complaint are at least as strong as any opposing inference, the plaintiffs have successfully pled the necessary scienter. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.; To sustain a § 10(b) cause of action, there must be "requisite causal connection between defendant's misrepresentation and a plaintiff's injury." ; causation; proximate cause; reliance. State judicial prosecutors and Eakin's lawyers both say they plan to call him to the stand.In the 51-page complaint against Eakin, Mc Gowan's name is mentioned more than twice as often as the names of other key players - including Seamus P.Mc Caffery, the first justice to be forced off the high court in the scandal.
Mc Gowan's emails provide a glimpse of how the taint extended beyond the Supreme Court to offices throughout his home turf of Dauphin County - with his messages going to at least six federal prosecutors, two county judges, the chief public defender, and the district attorney and his first assistant.Critics worry that the coziness of the private exchanges are eroding public confidence in the justice system.They say people who feel they were wronged by the private exchanges could clog the system with appeals.Today, the website offers thousands of pages of divorce-related articles, FAQs, podcasts, videos, and targeted advertising.