judicial-elections

2021 judicial candidates for Pa. appellate courts make their pitches to voters

BY: - September 21, 2021

The candidates — four Democrats and four Republicans — are competing to fill four open seats in statewide elections. If elected, they will serve a ten-year term.

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States, including Pa., pick judges very differently from U.S. Supreme Court appointments | Opinion

BY: - May 11, 2021

What can the politically fraught U.S. Supreme Court learn from the way that states select their judges?

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This year’s court races are seriously important. Make your voice heard | Michael Coard

BY: - May 9, 2021

Speak out in the voting booths on May 18 and protect Black people in the courtrooms every day.

The Capital-Star’s 2021 Voters’ Guide: Everything you need to know about Pa.’s May 18 election

BY: - April 27, 2021

When they head to the polls on May 18, Pennsylvania voters will be making decisions that will impact them at ground level every day.

Eight Democrats, six Republicans file to run for Pa.’s state appellate court bench

BY: - March 10, 2021

Pennsylvania voters will have to whittle down 14 judicial candidates to eight party nominees this May to fill four open seats on the state's appellate bench.

With one Supreme Court seat up for grabs, Pa.’s 2021 judicial elections start to take shape

BY: - February 12, 2021

Two incumbent state appellate court judges won their parties’ endorsement this week to fill an open spot on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Judicial redistricting proposal clears Senate committee in party-line vote

BY: - July 13, 2020

The bill advanced through the Senate State Government Committee by a vote of 7-4 Monday, with all Democrats on the panel voting against it.

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In 2017, 3 Pa. Supreme Court races cost nearly $3m – they were among the nation’s costliest | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 13, 2019

As if you needed another reminder that electing judges is an absolutely terrible idea. Two of the races were uncontested retention races.

McCaffery, King win seats on Pa. Superior Court as Democrat Green-Hawkins concedes

BY: - November 13, 2019

Democratic Superior Court candidate Amanda Green-Hawkins officially conceded Wednesday, eight days after an election whose result led to a split decision to fill two judgeships on the busy appellate panel.  Green-Hawkins, a former United Steelworkers attorney and Allegheny County Councilor, came in a close third among four candidates to fill two open spots on the […]

The Pa. Bar Association carefully creates judicial candidate ratings. But do they actually serve voters?

BY: - November 1, 2019

Judicial candidates can't campaign like other office-seekers. This is one of the sources that voters can use to make up their minds

Want to vote in this year’s municipal elections? The last day to register is Oct. 7

BY: - September 30, 2019

To vote in the 2019 municipal elections, you must be registered by next Monday, Oct. 7. You can register to vote online here. Or, you can register in person at your county election office or by printing out this form, and mailing it or hand-delivering it to your county election office. If you do not […]

Republicans emphasize unity, 2020 as they tap Tabas as new state party chair

BY: - July 13, 2019

During an hour-long session in a hotel ballroom, Republican activists tapped Lawrence Tabas, a well-known Philadelphia elections attorney and long-serving party general counsel, as their new chairman.