Philadelphia Common Please Judge Paul Panepinto has announced that he has collected the required number of signatures to qualify for a spot on the ballot as an independent in the race for a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Comfort dogs—animals who, unlike traditional service dogs, are trained to provide emotional support--were first used during World War II to help soldiers recover from the trauma of battle. Now, they’re being used to help children navigate a different sort of battlefield: dependency court.
U.S. District Judge Robert Kelly of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania sentenced former Philadelphia Traffic Court Administrative Judge Fortunato Perri to two years probation after pleading guilty in 2013 to charges related to ticket fixing and “consideration” in Philadelphia Traffic Court.
Dauphin County Magisterial District Judge Robert Jennings III was indicted last week on charges relating to his demands that constables working in his court donate to his 2009 campaign for re-election.
Former Washington County Common Pleas Judge Paul Pozonsky was sentenced to a maximum of 23 and one half months in prison for stealing drugs submitted to his court as evidence.
Updated: Lancaster County District Judge Jayne Duncan Has Cases Reassigned Due to Criminal Investigation
District Judge Jayne Duncan, who presides over cases in Elizabethtown, Mount Joy and West Donegal townships, has had a portion of her cases reassigned by Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker on June 25.
Interim Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Correale Stevens will return to the Pennsylvania Superior Court as a Senior Judge when his interim term ends and Superior Court Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen has announced her retirement, effective September 4.
Several editorial boards from around Pennsylvania, including those of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Lehigh Valley Express-Times, have joined others in making the case for merit selection following the introduction of a bill to change the way we select statewide, appellate judges by State Reps. Cutler (R., Lancaster) and Dean (D., Montgomery).
The third round of campaign finance reports were due for candidates for Supreme Court Justice on June 18th
A bill introduced on June 15 in Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives would change the way we choose statewide appellate judges from a system of expensive partisan elections to a system of merit selection.