On Thursday, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner asked a four-judge Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court panel to stop impeachment proceedings launched against him on November 16 after a vote from the state's House of Representatives.
According to the Associated Press, one of the four judges, Ellen Ceisler, a Democrat, said, "It seems to me that these impeachment proceedings are based on disagreement with public policy and an elected official’s discretion. I think that this proceeding could set terrible precedent in the future."
The judicial quartet's makeup is half Republican and half Democrat, with Ceisler counting as one of the latter.
The impeachment stated that Krasner engaged in "misbehavior in office in nature of violation of victims rights," and "misbehavior in office in the nature of violence of the constitution of Pennsylvania by usurpation of the legislative function."READ MORE