You are a clerk working with an appellate court judge. You have received word that an appeal might be filed in the case of Luzerne County (Pennsylvania) Judge Mark A. Ciavarella. The judge you work with has asked you to compile some preparation material.
Do an Internet search using the terms “Judge Mark Ciavarella.”
After reviewing the material you have found, prepare a 4- to 6-page report in Microsoft Word that addresses the following points:
- Summarize the facts of the case. Describe what the Judge was convicted of and the current disposition of his case.
- Discuss whether officials from the correctional facilities have faced charges and assess their culpability.
- Explain how this system of corruption was allowed to operate for as long as it did. Why was this crime not discovered much sooner?
- Analyze the impact of this case on the Pennsylvania juvenile justice system overall, as well as on the defendants sentenced by Judge Ciavarella.
Support your review with data and facts. For example, how many cases were mishandled?