Posts in 'judicial selection process'

By KATIE MEYER WHYY Pennsylvania has begun sending out mail ballots for next month’s election, where voters will elect a slew of new judges who will play key roles in shaping policy for at least the next decade on three statewide appellate courts. But while these judges wield considerable power...

On September 20, 2021, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts and the Free Library of Philadelphia hosted this virtual forum with the candidates for all of Pennsylvania's appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, Superior Court and Commonwealth Court. This event included all of the candidates on the

This recording is a collaboration between Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s CivicCLP initiative.

The information provided in this workshop will illuminate the organization and procedures of the Pennsylvania Judicial System with the goal of bringing

Click here to watch the Commonwealth Court Candidates' forum. 

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

This forum was co-sponsored by PMC, the Pennsylvania

Better Civics has developed a toolkit to help inform Philadelphia voters about judicial elections. The toolkit can be found here

Every two years (odd numbers) Philadelphia voters cast ballots to elect and retain judges from local and statewide courts. The reality is that most voters have no

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

This workshop discusses the different subject matters of each court, courtroom layout, how judges are selected, and how you can be a more knowledgeable citizen. The program was presented by PMC and the COY Public Library of Shippensburg.

Presenters:

  • Jeremy Gunn, Attorney
  • Deborah Gross

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