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Family Court deal needs independent investigation

Today, the Inquirer criticized Chief Justice Ron Castille's choice to investigate the failed Family Court development deal:

The short answer here is a resounding "no." The problem, though, isn't with Chadwick. It's with with the chief justice. There is no way that any investigation started by Castille will be perceived as independent when its results could reveal mistakes or improprieties by his office.

Fortunately, the FBI has launched a criminal probe. As the Inquirer and the Daily News have both suggested, the state's auditor general or attorney general might want to get involved, too.

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