District Attorney Seth Williams, due in federal court yesterday to defend himself in a lawsuit over the alleged theft of intellectual property, decided to settle the case instead. For a Twitter feud, this got pretty ugly.
Also in Clout today, a battle for leadership in the 32nd Democratic Ward looks to be heading to federal court. And City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and Gov. Corbett's campaign trade accusations.
A liberal political group yesterday accused a billionaire casino investor of making an illegal campaign contribution to Gov. Corbett. Keystone Progress filed a complaint with the state Gaming Control Board against Sheldon Adelson, a Republican mega-donor and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Former Mayor John Street spoke against the proposed sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works this morning at a union rally outside City Hall. He began his speech by leading a chant: "Let me hear you say, 'Just say no! Just say no!'
After retiring as a Delaware County Magisterial District judge, Kenneth Miller filled in for a year as a Philadelphia Traffic Court judge and quickly learned about the practice of "consideration" - or, as prosecutors have called it, "ticket-fixing." It was the "very first or second day I was there," Miller, who served in Traffic Court in 2007, told jurors yesterday in the federal fraud-and-conspiracy trial of six other judges who served on Traffic Court.