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Who are you voting for Nov. 3?

All seven candidates for the three open seats on the
Pennsylvania Supreme Court will gather to answer questions posed by
journalists from across the Commonwealth during a forum to discuss
their priorities, concerns, and plans for the Supreme Court and the
administration of justice in Pennsylvania.

WHERE: Widener University Commonwealth Law School Administration

Judicial Candidate Ratings Re-Released by Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and Allegheny County Bar Associations

The Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Allegheny County Bar Association have each re-released their ratings of judicial candidates.

PCN will air in-depth interviews with judicial candidates this week

PCN, a non-profit cable network which provides 24-hour coverage of government affairs in Pennsylvania, has begun featuring judicial candidates during their thrice-weekly “On the Issues” segments. These programs are comprised of intensive thirty-minute interviews with political leaders and local officials.

Former Pa Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin Appeals Her Conviction

Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is appealing her 2013 conviction for campaign corruption, which stemmed from using Superior Court staff to help run her Supreme Court campaigns.

Chief Justice Saylor Addresses the Pennsylvania Press Club

On Monday, September 28, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Saylor spoke to the Pennsylvania Press Club about the Supreme Court and its role in Pennsylvania’s government.

PMC Executive Director Lynn Marks Appears on Ali Velshi On Target

PMC Executive Director Lynn Marks appeared as a guest expert last month on national news show Ali Velshi On Target. The featured topic was the merits and drawbacks of judicial elections. Host Velshi observed that those in favor of judicial elections believe that they provide a great way for people to participate in the democratic process, and to hold judges accountable for their behavior.

Supreme Court Candidates Report Raising Around $2.8 million at Fourth Reporting Deadline

The seven candidates for three seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reporting raising about $2.8 million at the fourth campaign finance reporting deadline, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Westmoreland County Plans to Open Drug Court

Westmoreland County will begin its drug court program on September 28th of this year. There will be spots for up to 50 participants to be enrolled in the program.