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Maida R. Milone/Special to Lancaster Newspaper - Sep 15, 2019 Like many of you, I have not spent most of my adult life thinking about how we select our judges in Pennsylvania. I have fumbled in the voting booth like everyone else trying to figure out who these candidates for judge are and how I...
By ZACK NEEDLES The Legal Intelligencer Commonwealth Court Judges P. Kevin Brobson and Patricia A. McCullough and Superior Court Judges Anne E. Lazarus and Judith Ference Olson all received "recommended" ratings. The Pennsylvania Bar Association has recommended for retention the two Commonwealth...
Chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, Hulse has covered legislative and judicial events for more than three decades. His important new book is a deeply reported account of the struggle over the Supreme Court seat left vacant by Antonin Scalia’s death in February 2016. Drawing on...
DES MOINES, Iowa — A group of Democratic lawmakers and attorneys are suing over recent changes by Republicans to the judicial selection process in Iowa, asking a Polk County Judge on Monday to put a temporary block on the law until the case---which alleges the changes violate the state Constitution-...
In an unusual move, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court says it plans to study “alleged systemic failures” in Philadelphia’s cash bail system. In an order issued Monday, the high court says it’s open to suggestions to improving the existing cash bail system, but “any attempt to advocate for the abolition...