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Join PMC Program Director Suzanne Almeida for a live chat discussion of the unfolding Traffic Court scandal at 1:00 p.m. today.
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Three Pennsylvania Judges Nominated to Philadelphia Federal Court

President Obama has appointed three judges to Philadelphia’s federal court. U.S. Magistrate Judge L. Felipe Restrepo, Common Pleas Court Judge Nitza I. Quiñones Alejandro, and Berks President Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl have been appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Uplifting Report of the Allegheny County Juvenile Justice System

Yesterday, the Allegheny County Commission on Juvenile Justice (ACCJJ) released a report that compares its practices to the recommendations made in a

Ticket Fixing Part of City's DNA

According to a Philadelphia Inquirer editorial, ticket fixing was a widely accepted pa

Philadelphia Traffic Court Investigation

An article in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer explains the findings of a Philadelphia Traffic Court inves

Judge New to Take on Dual Role

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Arnold L.

Judges Claim Pennsylvania's Mandatory Retirement Age is Unconstitutional

Six Court of Common Pleas judges have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of judges’ mandatory retirement at age 70.  The plaintiff judges are: Judge John W. Herron, Judge Sandra Mazer Moss, Judge Joseph D.

E-File with the PA Supreme Court

According to an article in the Legal Intelligencer (subscription required), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court instituted PACFile System, an e-filing option for court documents.

PA Supreme Court Expands Public Access to Financial Records

A November 8, 2012 news release from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) announced the expansion of public access to the Unified Judicial System’s (UJS) financial records.