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Letter to the Editor: Ban on Judicial Candidates Personally Soliciting Funds Not Removed From Code

The following letter to the editor, from Paul Titus and Nancy Winkelman of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, appeared in today's edition of the Legal Intelligencer:

To The Legal:

We write in response to Sam Stretton's column, "Changes Allow Judicial Candidates to Personally Solicit Funds," published Nov. 18 in Legal sibling publication Pennsylvania Law Weekly.

Pa. Supreme Court lifts suspension of former Phila. Traffic Court Judge

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in a November 18th order, vacated the February 2013 order that suspended former Philadelphia Traffic Court Administrative Judge Michael J. Sullivan without pay.

Check out Lynn Marks on CNN-WFMZ-TV Today at 7pm

Update: The program is now available here.

Wendy Beetlestone Confirmed as Federal Judge in Eastern District of PA

Wendy Beetlestone, an attorney at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, was confirmed by voice vote in the U.S. Senate on Thursday and will join the bench in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, based in Philadelphia.

Lynn Marks on PCN TONIGHT

PMC Executive Director Lynn Marks will appear on PCN tonight at 8p.m.to discuss the importance of changing the way we select judges. Tune in to learn how judges can be chosen based on qualifications rather than factors like the ability to raise money or ballot position.

PMC Calls for the Appointment of a Master to Review Emails between Supreme Court and OAG

PHILADELPHIA (November 5, 2014) – Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) calls on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to appoint an independent master to review the 4000 emails and issue a report and recommendations.

Check out our Fall Newsletter!

What a month for the Pennsylvania courts! PMC has been there through it all, bringing our impartial voice for court reform to the discussion.

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