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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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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 2, 2011 | 9:44 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; nearly ten years after Osama Bin Laden pulled off the 9-11 attack — American forces delivered justice. Bin Laden was shot and killed earlier today in his Pakastani hideout. RTC’s Eric Epstein delivers another top ten — this time Eric sizes up all the best reasons not to tax the Marcellus, and Democracy Rising Tim Pott’s follows up on a Pennsylvania judge that is breaking the law.

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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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