Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Will candidates have to DROP out? Legal battle heats up

Legal hearings are underway at the Board of Elections office concerning candidates participating in DROP who are seeking re-election - and they are being represented by some real heavy hitters.

Will candidates have to DROP out? Legal battle heats up

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Councilman Frank Rizzo Jr.
Councilman Frank Rizzo Jr.

Legal hearings are underway at the Board of Elections office concerning candidates participating in DROP who are seeking re-election – and they are being represented by some real heavy hitters.

The lawyer for City Councilwoman Marian Tasko is former Temple University Law School Dean Carl Singley. Representing Councilman Frank Rizzo is well-known defense attorney Chris Warren. And City Commissioner Marge Tartaglione has hired former District Attorney candidate Dan McCaffery.

The cases, before Common Pleas Court, will be heard at the same time because Judge James M. Lynn has joined them together.

It’s possible these candidates could be barred from seeking another term – or not.

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