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Where does Pennsylvania Draw the Line

By at May 12, 2011 | 11:02 am | 71 Comments

Where does Pennsylvania Draw the Line

Pennsylvania’s Legislative Reapportionment Commission met for the first time on Wednesday, and usually this would have registered a tad above “ho-hum,” but not this time

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 12, 2011 | 9:26 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; RTC’s John Messeder reports that a public school in Gettysburg is weighing whether or not to close a school as it tries to balance a $2 million dollar budget shortfall. Pennsylvania’s Legislative Reapportionment Commission met for the first time with Judge Stephen McEwen at the helm. RTC and a Democracy Rising investigation revealed that McEwen is serving on the bench past an age limit, which calls into question his appointment to the commission. Newt Gingrich is officially seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich is set to unveil a new contract with America, but he is bogged down with questions about his past indiscretions.

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Notes and Asides

By at May 10, 2011 | 12:07 pm | 1 Comments

Notes and Asides

There are few people who we can kill on sight in history, and this was one of them. That the president felt the need to hide from the fact that he ordered just that is puzzling; after all, if polled, the only people who would have said “bring him here alive” would be the far left, who are going to vote for him anyway. As for the other 80-90% of us, our only regret is we don’t know where to send the beer for the guys who did it.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 4, 2011 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; new details are emerging about that raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound. In Pennsylvania, the judicial court system is still mum about a judge that should have retired last year. A joint investigation by RTC and Democracy Rising found that Stephen J McEwen, a superior court judge, should have retired last year. And in Japan, when less is more – Japanese authorities say they will provide fewer briefings, but more information about the nuclear crisis.

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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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