Judge Jeffrey Manning just granted Janine Orie’s motion to be tried separately from her sister Jane.
Janine, you’ll recall, is Jane’s sister. She also used to work for her other sister, Justice Joan Orie Melvin. Janine will be tried for using judicial resources for campaign and other improper purposes. Jane will be retried for forgery and other corruption. No charges have been filed against Joan, who still sits on the State Supreme Court.
Judge Manning is expected to rule later today on Jane’s motion for a special prosecutor to investigate leaks from the grand jury to the Trib.