Pennsylvania Democrats sweep statewide court races amid Supreme Court focus

BY: - November 8, 2023

Democrats won elections for four statewide court seats, flipping the partisan make up of the Superior Court.

McCaffery wins open seat on Pennsylvania Supreme Court

BY: - November 7, 2023

The campaigns for four openings on the statewide appellate courts have attracted millions in outside spending.

Contributions to Commonwealth, Superior court candidates total at least $2.8 million

BY: - November 3, 2023

Contributions to Commonwealth and Superior court candidates adds up to at least $2.8 million this year, according to state reports.

Pennsylvania’s judicial elections matter. Here’s why.

BY: - August 20, 2023

Between the intense campaigns of the midterm and presidential elections, statewide races for Pennsylvania’s appeals courts tend to take a back seat to mayoral and other local elections. In the wake of sweeping decisions on abortion and affirmative action from the U.S. Supreme Court, the power of the judiciary to alter the daily reality of […]

Four Pennsylvania appellate court positions are on the primary ballot; meet the candidates

BY: - April 9, 2023

Chief Justice Max Baer’s death last year caused a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, Pennsylvania’s highest judicial body. 

What you need to know about Pa.’s 2021 statewide judicial races

BY: - April 27, 2021

Registered Democrats and Republicans across the commonwealth will also have a vote to fill four open seats on all three of the state’s appellate courts.

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.

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 […]

Democrats, Republicans each appear set to pick up one seat on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court

BY: - November 5, 2019

Megan McCarthy King, a Republican prosecutor from Chester County, and Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Daniel McCaffery, a Democrat,  won with 26.1 percent and 25.5 percent of the vote, respectively, according to unofficial numbers from the Department of State.

Black judicial candidate says she’s been ‘Willie Horton’ed’ by conservative political group

BY: - November 1, 2019

The group behind the ads denied racial motivation, saying it's all about qualifications

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

Your guide to Pennsylvania’s Nov. 5 general election

BY: and - October 21, 2019

Here's what you need to know about Pa.'s statewide judicial races as well as a ballot question concerning Marsy's Law.