ABCnews.com is reporting that hundreds of juvenile cases in Luzerne County have been overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Pennsylvania's highest court on Thursday overturned hundreds of juvenile convictions issued by a corrupt judge who took millions of dollars in kickbacks from youth detention centers.
The state Supreme Court ruled that former Luzerne County President Judge Mark Ciavarella violated the constitutional rights of youth offenders who appeared in his courtroom without lawyers between 2003 and 2008.
"Today's order is not intended to be a quick fix," Chief Justice Ronald Castille said in a statement. "It's going to take some time, but the Supreme Court is committed to righting whatever wrong was perpetrated on Luzerne's juveniles and their families."
Previous reports state Berks County Senior Judge Arthur Grim turned over his preliminary findingsin this case. Evidently the court acted on those findings.