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Superior Court Judge Serving Illegally?

By at May 2, 2011 | 10:08 am | 95 Comments

Superior Court Judge Serving Illegally?

Does eight or ten years strike anyone as “temporary judicial service”? What’s the practical difference between a judge elected for a permanent ten-year term and a judge appointed for a temporary ten-year term? But the most important point is this: A judge who serves for ten years should be elected, not appointed.

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Age, Integrity & the Pennsylvania Judicial System

By at April 29, 2011 | 4:28 pm | 508 Comments

Age, Integrity & the Pennsylvania Judicial System

Pennsylvania’s Judicial System has had its share of gaffes, indiscretions and ethical lapses over the past decade; now a new, questionable, and potentially damaging imbroglio is coming to roost, over of all things: The age of sitting judges.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 29, 2011 | 12:18 pm | 98 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this Edition of Rock The Capital Minute, a joint RTC-Democracy Rising story into judges in Pennsylvania serving past their time, PublicK NuisancE returns with a story you should not miss, and Scott Paterno’s piece on Marcellus Fever is spreading like wildfire.

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A PA Superior Court Judge Touches Off Debate on Stealth Judicial Appointments

By at April 29, 2011 | 10:19 am | 1,259 Comments

A PA Superior Court Judge Touches Off Debate on Stealth Judicial Appointments

Democracy functions best when public participation is informed, when access to information is well advertised, and when laws are adequately enforced.
In Pennsylvania, we are experiencing a crisis of confidencein all three branches of government, and many feel that judicial independence has been compromised.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 3, 2011 | 4:35 pm | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this episode of RTC Minute, Eric Epstein asks is Fred Phelps, the leader of the Westboro church God. Scott Paterno wants to know why the US Attorney General is so fixated on the issue of race, and some water companies in Pennsylvania are going to start testing water for radiation.

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Is Fred Phelps God?

By at March 3, 2011 | 10:38 am | 2,806 Comments

Is Fred Phelps God?

The Supreme Court decision in the Westboro Church picketing of a soldiers funeral has irked Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein. Epstein wonders how can it be that this is not harassment, intimidation and clearly psychological terrorism. How is it not tantamount to a Hate Crime?

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A Church that picketed Pennsylvania Solider’s Funeral prevails in the U.S. Supreme Court

By at March 2, 2011 | 11:38 am | 6 Comments

A Church that picketed Pennsylvania Solider’s Funeral prevails in the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S Supreme court found that it is okay for Kansas Based church to picket military funerals. The ruling was based on circumstances that had to do with the death of a Pennsylvania marine. The decision reverses a lower courts $5 million dollar judgement for Matthew Snyder’s father.

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A clear path to creating Pennsylvania’s Public Integrity Commission

By at February 3, 2011 | 1:22 pm | 967 Comments

A clear path to creating Pennsylvania’s Public Integrity Commission

Pennsylvania Representative is all but imploring fellow lawmakers to support him in the creation of a Public Intergrity Commission.The proposed commission would not only come with plenty of bark, but also bite, as in subpoena power. It would also have the latitude to investigate corruption at all levels and in all branches of government within the Commonwealth.

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