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GOP proposal to elect judges by zone advances by single vote

– A legislative panel on Wednesday narrowly approved a proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to elect state appeals court judges by zone, a movement largely motivated by Republicans’ anger over recent rulings from the Democratic-majority state Supreme Court.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Republicans aim at Pennsylvania’s Democratic majority court in Pennsylvania

GOP Sen. Judy Ward said overhauling the courts are about “fairness for rural parts of the state to get a fair shake” from judges from Philadelphia and Allegheny County.
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

House votes to amend constitution to pick judges by district

The House voted 102 to 95 on Wednesday for the proposal that would have lawmakers draw the district lines for Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth courts.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Pa. court to weigh challenge to victim rights amendment proposal

The state League of Women Voters sued to challenge the amendment earlier this month.
By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press