Frequently Asked Questions about Pennsylvania Courts

What is the history of retention elections in Pennsylvania?
(Information from the Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence)

What are the facts about Pennsylvania's courts?
(Information provided by Pennsylvania's Unified Justice System)

Why do we re-elect judges by the nonpolitical process known as retention?
(A statement by delegates to the 1968 Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention)

What are the top ten criteria to consider when evaluating a judicial candiate?
(Information provided by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission)

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