Pa. Chief Justice Won’t Try to Remove Kane

Chief Justice Thomas Saylor: "That's not what we do."

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane looks on before newly elected members of the Pennsylvania Legislature are sworn in, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. Republicans who control both the Senate and House picked up additional seats in the November election. In the House, Republicans outnumber Democrats 119 to 84 and in the Senate, 30 to 20. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane 0. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Her law license is being suspended, but nobody’s forcing Attorney General Kathleen Kane out of a job just yet.

Pa. Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Saylor said Monday the court won’t try to push Kane out while she faces criminal charges that she leaked confidential grand jury information in order to embarrass a political rival. Saylor said such powers are held by the governor and legislature: “That’s not what we do,” he told the Pennsylvania Press Club, according to AP.

But he said there are limits to what she can do in the job, PennLive reported.

“I would think you couldn’t, obviously, you couldn’t do things that a lawyer could do,” Saylor said. “That may include executing legal documents, signing indictments.”

The Pennsylvania Constitution says that an in order to become the attorney general, they must be a member of the bar of the Pa. Supreme Court.