The mean and ugly attack ads which we all saw on our televisions in the last few weeks of the race for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and the similar ads that appeared two years ago during the Supreme Court race, are not simply offensive to many of us but they raise serious concerns for our state’s judicial system.
It is time for everyone to accept the responsibility to put a stop to this. It is time to heed the teachings of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts that we abandon partisan statewide judicial elections in favor of a sensible merit selection process that will ensure competency and stem the rapidly eroding confidence in the impartiality of our courts.
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