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StudioC70 Asks the Expert about PA’s Judicial System Deborah Gross, President & CEO of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts Our recent conversation with Deborah Gross , President and CEO of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts , highlights the importance of judicial elections, the case for merit selection...
By ROBERT C. HEIM The Philadelphia Inquirer On Tuesday, Pennsylvania voters will elect a justice to fill a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court . For many, this will be a hard decision, because they will know little about what the candidates stand for. Unlike people running for other offices...
By PETER HALL Penn Capital-Star Between the intense campaigns of the midterm and presidential elections, statewide races for Pennsylvania’s appeals courts tend to take a back seat to mayoral and other local elections. In the wake of sweeping decisions on abortion and affirmative action from the U.S...
By ALEEZA FURMAN The Legal Intelligencer Evaluating dozens of candidates eyeing Philadelphia judgeships is no easy task, leaders of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Judicial Commission said Monday. Behind the organization’s one- or two-word ratings are in-depth evaluations backed by nearly 140...
By DEBORAH GROSS Philadelphia Bar Reporter Pennsylvania’s most “recent” Constitution was adopted in 1968 after the 1967 Constitutional Convention. Since that time, there has not been another Constitutional Convention, but there have been many proposed constitutional amendments, some of which have...