In re Bolus

In re Bolus was an appeal to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court from an order striking Bob Bolus from the ballot for election for mayor of Scranton. Mr. Bolus is no stranger to the courtroom, having made regular appearances as a criminal defendant and litigant trying to get his name on various ballots for Scranton mayor and city council races. Unfortunately for Mr. Bolus, his convictions for crimes of crimen falsi prohibit him from holding office. He claimed, somewhat idiotically, that he could still be on the ballot. The Commonwealth Court agreed with the Court of Common Pleas (and the court of common sense) and ordered Mr. Bolus’s name stricken from the ballot. What will his next court appearances be for? Criminal charges or a ballot fight?

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