Posts in 'judicial selection process'

By KATIE MEYER, SAM DUNKLAU, and CHRIS POTTER WHYY Yes, there’s another election day just around the corner. It’s May 18. And, in fact, thanks to no-excuse mail ballots, widespread voting is already open. In addition to deciding local races, voters this year will elect a slew of new judges to...

Click here to watch the Superior Court Candidates' forum.

During this moderated forum, the candidates for Pennsylvania's Superior Court answered questions about their experience and why they seek election to the Superior Court. 

This forum was co-sponsored by PMC, the Pennsylvania Bar

Click here to watch the Supreme Court Candidates' Forum.

During this moderated forum, the candidates for Pennsylvania's Supreme Court answered questions about their experience and why they seek election to the Supreme Court. 

This forum was co-sponsored by PMC, the Pennsylvania Bar Association

On February 22, 2021, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts was asked to speak to the Young Democrats of Allegheny County about the structure of Pennsylvania's courts, and Pennsylvania's judicial election system. The presentation was led by Superior Court Judge Carolyn Nichols, Allegheny County

BY VIRGINIA HINRICHS MCMICHAEL On Jan. 13, the judiciary committee of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 13-12 to send to the House floor H.B. 38, a bill that proposes a constitutional amendment to replace statewide elections of appellate court judges with a system of electing appellate...
By DEBORAH GROSS and LAUREN P. MCKENNA WHYY A proposed amendment to Pennsylvania’s Constitution currently making its way through the General Assembly is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Supporters of House Bill 38 say it is intended to give individual Pennsylvanians more of a voice in how statewide...
By RONALD CASTILLE and ROBERT C. HEIM The Philadelphia Inquirer Our Pennsylvania legislature appears poised to turn a bad idea — electing appellate judges — into an even worse idea — making appellate judge elections regional, instead of statewide. Earlier this week, the Pennsylvania House Judiciary...
By MARIE ALBIGES of Spotlight PA The Philadelphia Inquirer | Spotlight PA This article is part of a yearlong reporting project focused on redistricting and gerrymandering in Pennsylvania. It is made possible by the support of Spotlight PA members and Votebeat, a project focused on election integrity...
By MARIE ALBIGES of Spotlight PA This article is made possible through Votebeat, a nonpartisan reporting project covering local election integrity and voting access. This article is available for reprint under the terms of Votebeat’s republishing policy. HARRISBURG — A state House panel narrowly...
The Pennsylvania legislature is considering a bill that would undermine the state's supreme court. By PATRICK BERRY Brennan Center for Justice In states around the country, judicial independence has been under attack. Last year, at least 25 states considered legislation that would have politicized...