Posts in 'judicial selection process'

The results of the 2019 Pennsylvania General Election are in. Click here to view the results statewide, and in your county.
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...
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-...
TALLAHASSEE -- The chairman of a judicial nominating committee has resigned because he believes Gov. Ron DeSantis and officials in his office have "invaded the autonomy" of the process of selecting judges in Florida. Alan Landman, a Melbourne attorney who chaired the Judicial Nominating Commission...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pennsylvania is teetering on the brink of losing its independent appellate judiciary. Legislation that would ask voters to agree to balkanize how our justices and judges are selected for Pennsylvania’s three statewide appellate courts is advancing though the General Assembly....
On May 7, 2019, PMC and the Philadelphia Bar Association held a 90-minute forum with candidates for Pennsylvania's Superior Court at The Free Library of Philadelphia's Parkways Central Library.

As a part of our mission to educate the public on all Pennsylvania judicial matters, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts will monitor and provide information on judicial candidates running in the 2019 cycle. Our primary focus will include, but not be limited to, Appellate Court and Court of Common

Around the world, the idea that a judge could be elected seems rather perplexing. Typically, most nations utilize an appointment system that is akin to the procedures used in selecting federal judges in the United States.

This article, published in the Fordham Urban Law Journal in 2006, describes the history of judicial selection in the state of Pennsylvania. It describes the judicial selection reform movement and growth of the organization Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, which devises solutions to meet the various

PMC's founders were motivated to create a new organization following this report from the Pennsylvania Judicial Reform Commission.

Governor Robert Casey commissioned this blue-ribbon panel of civic leaders, public officials, legal professionals, and members of the judiciary. PMC Board member, and