In serving on the tax board, the opinions said, now-retired Senior Judge John Braxton had assumed a “position of profit” with the government, which the Pennsylvania Constitution prohibits judges from doing.
September 29, 2022 at 05:12 PM
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What You Need to Know
- The Commonwealth Court ruled a senior judge’s orders in several related tax disputes are null and void.
- Senior Judge John Braxton began receiving compensation for work on the Philadelphia Tax Board before stepping down from the bench.
- The court ruled that Braxton violated the state constitution by assuming a position of profit with the government while serving as a judge.
A Pennsylvania appeals court has ruled a now-retired senior judge’s orders on a collection of tax disputes are void because he had been working for the Philadelphia Board of Revision of Taxes when he entered his ruling.
The Commonwealth Court’s Wednesday decisions vacated orders in four separate disputes involving health care company Prospect Crozer LLC. And the appellate court remanded three of the orders to the Delaware Court of Common Pleas to be decided by a newly assigned jurist.
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