Traffic Court


Exit Interview: Pit Bull U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger

In Philadelphia, Zane David Memeger is a feared man. During his six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, he helped end the […]


Now That Traffic Court Is Gone, Here Are 3 Other Offices That Could Be Abolished

The final demise of Traffic Court, which voters approved in a ballot question last week, appears to have been a cathartic experience for reporters, good […]

Pennsylvania constitutional amendment to abolish Philadelphia traffic court

Abolishing Traffic Court Will Be Your Most Satisfying Vote Ever

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion column from Philadelphia magazine reporter Dan McQuade. There is much on the line in today’s Pennsylvania primary. Voters head […]


The Brief: Doug Oliver Doubles Down on Being Vague

Last night, I interviewed long-shot mayoral candidate Doug Oliver at Venturef0rth as part of Citified’s new Candidate Conversations series. Going into the Q&A, my big question was: […]


Former Traffic Court Judge Thomasine Tynes Sentenced

When we last checked in with retired Traffic Court judge Thomasine Tynes, her $2,000 Tiffany bracelet was being waved around in front of the cameras […]


Traffic Court Judge Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison

Robert Mulgrew, a former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison yesterday for lying to investigators. Mulgrew — who was […]


The Tragedy of Thomasine Tynes

As told in the media these last few months, the story of Thomasine Tynes — the former Traffic Court judge — is sordid indeed. She […]


The Philadelphia Outrage Meter for the Week Ending October 24

Copy: Copy: Copy: | Create Infographics 70% of the week’s outrage was directly attributable to the bracelet bribery scandal, with 20% of the outrage directed […]


UPDATE: Judge Faces Charges for Accepting Bracelet

[Update 11:37 a.m.] District Attorney Seth Williams brought the $2,000 Tiffany bracelet with him to the press conference: Philly DA Seth Williams announces bribery charge […]


Acquittals in Traffic Court Case

Big news: More details on jury verdict in Phila. Traffic Court case; defendants not guilty on fraud, conspiracy charges: — Legal Intelligencer (@thelegalintel) July […]


Traffic Court Trial Drama: “The Government’s Theory Makes No Sense!”

Attorney William DeStefano began the second day of closing arguments on Friday by conceding that maybe, just maybe, his client, former Traffic Court justice Michael […]


Courtroom Drama: Closing Arguments in the Traffic Court Trial

Think hard, Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Wzorek implored the jury. I know it’s been close to eight weeks, he said, but I want you to […]


Judge Calls Out Lawyers for ‘Not Civil’ Commentary at Traffic Court Trial

As the defense and prosecution debated burden of proof issues in a Philadelphia Traffic Court corruption trial Tuesday, they apparently got a little snippy with […]


Brady Denies Fixing Traffic Tickets

CBS Philly reports that Congressman Bob Brady, the leader of Philly’s Democratic Party, is denying that he fixed traffic tickets for friends and supporters — […]


The Chart the Traffic Court Judges Didn’t Want The Jury To See

The corruption trial of former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges is underway, and this is a chart that some of the defendants in the ticket-fixing case […]