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On May 9, 2023, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts hosted a virtual forum with candidates for Pennsylvania's appellate courts, including the Supreme Court, Superior Court, and Commonwealth Court. This forum provides viewers with an opportunity to get to know the candidates before the primary election

By MAX MITCHELL The Legal Intelligencer On Nov. 2, Pennsylvanians are set to decide which candidate will join the ranks of the state Supreme Court. To get a better understanding of each candidate’s background and judicial philosophy, The Legal has asked each to respond to a questionnaire touching on...
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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

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

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...

All of Pennsylvania's courts are part of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania. There are three basic levels to the Pennsylvania Court System: minor courts, Courts of Common Pleas, and statewide intermediate appellate courts, which are called the Commonwealth Court and the Superior Court. The

PMC released this report because we perceived a need to re-examine Pennsylvania's judicial disciplinary system. Our concern stemmed from the reported misconduct of three Supreme Court justices: Joan Orie Melvin, Seamus McCaffery, and Michael Eakin, and the disciplinary cases surrounding that alleged