AG Kathleen Kane predicts email scandal will lead to more discipline

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane departs after her preliminary hearing Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she expects to see more fallout from an email scandal like the suspension of state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin.

Kane's statement Wednesday came a day after a state judicial ethics court suspended Eakin with pay. She says outside lawyers hired by her office are reviewing over 1 million emails.

The court described Eakin's emails as insensitive and inappropriate toward gender, race, sexual orientation and ethnicity.

Eakin's emails were discovered by Kane's office because some were exchanged with a state prosecutor.

Kane turned them over to judicial ethics agencies three months ago. A prior investigation last year cleared Eakin and Kane says officials within the justice system looked the other way or improperly excused the justice's emails.

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