Pa. legal experts call on Castille, Kane to release justices’ email

Pennsylvania Chief Justice Ronald Castille and Attorney General Kathleen Kane must release an estimated 4,000 emails exchanged between Supreme Court justices and the attorney general's office to preserve public trust in Pennsylvania's judicial system, a coalition of legal experts said Tuesday.

In an open letter to Castille and Kane, the group said the release of hundreds of sexually explicit emails that retired Justice Seamus P. McCaffery exchanged with an agent in the attorney general's office was a first step toward transparency.

Those messages, however, represent only a small fraction of the emails that Castille and Kane have acknowledged were exchanged by justices with people in the attorney general's office, the letter says. Continue>>>