Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin's license to practice law in federal court was temporarily suspended today by order of U.S. District Chief Judge Joy Flowers Conti.
The suspension follows a similar temporary bar on the former justice's license to practice state law, issued in June by the state Supreme Court.
Orie Melvin consented to Judge Conti's decision, according to the order.
The former justice faces three years of house arrest after being convicted earlier this year of misusing state-paid employees in her 2003 and 2009 Supreme Court campaigns.
She has appealed her conviction.
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