September 25, 2015
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Thursday that she fears her license suspension will end her plans for re-election, according to an Associated Press report on PennLive.com.
"This order should not be construed as removing [Kane] from elected office and is limited to the temporary suspension of her license to practice law," the court said in its order.
Kane's office issued a statement following the order, stating that she was "disappointed" in the decision but was "grateful that the court recognized my constitutional rights both as a democratically elected official and as a citizen of the Commonwealth."
Kane told The Associated Press she hopes her suspension will be lifted by the April primary, and she is currently making plans to seek re-election.
"I believe you have to be a lawyer in good standing to be able to run," Kane told The Associated Press.
She faces charges including obstruction and perjury.