Could Lawmakers Remove Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane?

A legislative committee is about to hold its final meeting before the full Senate could consider whether to remove Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

The Special Committee on Senate Address has scheduled a Tuesday afternoon hearing to hear from Kane, but she won't be there.

The first-term Democrat is relying on a letter sent Monday that tells the committee she doesn't believe it can remove her without going through a process that also involves the House.

The Senate could use an obscure constitutional provision to unseat Kane, based on arguments that the lack of a law license makes it impossible for her to do her job.

Kane's been without a law license for several months, but she's asking for it back.

The Supreme Court suspended it after Kane was charged with leaking secret grand jury material and lying about it.

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