Advocating the merits of judicial merit selection

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    Pennsylvania’s April 26 primary doesn’t include judgeships on the ballot; those elections take place in odd-numbered years.

    Many, however, consider it odd every year that voters decide who serves for 10-year terms on the Pennsylvania Supreme, Appellate, and Common Pleas courts.

    Lynn Marks, executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, is stepping down after 25 years of advocating merit selection of Pennsylvania judges. She discussed how the state arrived at this system — and why many feel it’s time for a change — with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller.

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