AFTERNOON UPDATE – DUNCAN RESIGNED *** BREAKING NEWS ***
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LNP finally went up with a story at 3:18 pm today (click here for “Elizabethtown District Judge Jayne Duncan resigns; her office may be targeted for merger”).
This is highly unusual. She resigned yesterday giving one day’s notice after 27 years! According to a source who was correct about her resigning, they report that two of her fulltime employees also resigned although that has not been confirmed.
She has obviously had bad blood with District Attorney Craig Stedman after he filed a Writ of Mandamus against her over two years ago.
LIP News will try to get to the bottom of this. This cannot be candy-coated – something very serious happened or is happening.
Have a safe and fun First Friday.
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
* 11:56 am – Deputy Court Administrator Russell Glass just confirmed by phone that District Judge Jayne Duncan emailed President Judge Dennis Reinaker and himself yesterday afternoon stating that she was resigning effective April 8th.
Glass also stated by phone this morning that Judge Duncan did not give a reason for her sudden resignation yesterday. He did say his office has contingency plans in place and everything should be in order on Monday in terms of the District Judges.
He said the official process for any Judge in Pennsylvania to resign is to send a letter to the Governor with an original signature (meaning no email or faxes are accepted). Glass said that according to the Governor’s office this morning, that letter has not yet been received but Duncan indicated it has been sent.
DID DUNCAN RESIGN?
Jayne F. Duncan
This site has unconfirmed reports that Elizabethtown District Judge Jayne Duncan has resigned. Again, this is not confirmed.
Please check back for this developing story.