Appellate Court Candidate Forums

Three statewide judicial candidate forums are scheduled.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015; 5-6 pm      See video online.
    Supreme Court Candidate Forum Widener Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg
    Check your local PCN listings for re-broadcast times.
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015; 12-1:30 pm      See video online.
    Intermediate Appellate Court Candidate Forum
    (Superior and Commonwealth Courts) Widener Commonwealth Law School in Harrisburg.  Check your local PCN listings for re-broadcast times.
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015; 6-9 pm          Flyer
    Supreme Court Candidate Forum (Between 7-8:30 pm)
    Homewood Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh

Further details from Susan Carty, LWVPA President:

2015 is an historic election in Pennsylvania. For the first time in 300 years, Pennsylvanians will elect three Supreme Court justices, filling two seats that were vacated under the cloud of judicial misconduct and one that was vacated because of mandatory retirement.

Although the LWVPA supports changing the way we choose appellate court judges, until we achieve reform, it is crucial that voters are educated about what judges do and who the candidates are.

Unfortunately, getting that information is difficult, and making an educated decision on which candidates would be best for the bench is nearly impossible given the restrictions on judicial candidate speech and the flood of special interest money into the race.

LWVPA relies heavily on our local leagues to do the yeoman’s work of educating the public about the relevant issues in any election. To help you accomplish this, we are providing links to multiple resources.

Documents published by Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts