judicial-elections

Crompton concedes; GOP takes three of four statewide judicial races

BY: - November 23, 2021

The Republican candidate in the last contested statewide race conceded on Tuesday, leaving the GOP as winners in three of the four statewide judicial races on the Nov. 2 ballot. In a tweet early Tuesday afternoon, Republican Drew Crompton, a Commonwealth Court judge appointed in 2019 who was running for a full, 10- year term, […]

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Pennsylvania’s courts need more diversity, not dark money | Kadida Kenner

BY: - November 21, 2021

If Judge Lori Dumas wins a recount, she'll be the Commonwealth Court's first judge of color in more than a decade.

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The Nov. 2 Pa. Supreme Court election feels more like an auction. That’s bad for justice | Opinion

BY: - October 28, 2021

Spending on the race for the state's highest court already has topped $5 million, and more money will still flood in. The post shouldn't be for sale to the highest bidder.

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Criminal justice reform is on the Nov. 2 ballot. What you need to know | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 26, 2021

It's not just judges. Prosecutors and sheriffs are on the ballot across Pennsylvania next week.

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.