25 years on, instituting merit selection for judges remains elusive

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    Three weeks ago, Pennsylvania’s off-year election motivated fewer than 20 percent of registered voters to go to the polls.  It’s fair to speculate about what subset of that number cast informed ballots to elect and retain judges, including State Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille and Associate Justice Max Baer.  

    Advocating for merit selection of justices has been the mission of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this week.  NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller spoke with Lynn Marks, the Executive Director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts.


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