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Change certain on Pa.'s top court; 3 seats to fill

Written by The Associated Press | May 25, 2015 6:15 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Change is inevitable on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, with six nominees vying for three open seats and campaign dollars already flowing by the millions.

The new justices who will join the state's highest court in January will restore a full complement of seven elected, working justices for the first time in more than three years.

The court has been short-handed since May 2012, when a justice was suspended after being charged with corruption.

The results of the Nov. 3 election could reaffirm the court's Republican majority, matching GOP control of the Legislature.

Or they could flip control for the first time in six years to Democratic allies of Governor Tom Wolf, who could be in office through 2022.

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