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Pa. court system pilots program to help Pennsylvania Dutch speakers become certified interpreters

The state court system is partnering with a Lancaster county organization and other nonprofits to encourage Pennsylvania Dutch speakers to become court interpreters.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Pa. election 2023: What to know about the judicial retention questions on the November ballot

Pennsylvania voters will be asked to consider giving two Superior Court judges new 10-year terms. These little-noticed ballot questions can have huge ramifications.
By Stephen Caruso/SpotlightPA

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GOP begins advancing new plans to remake Pennsylvania courts

Democrats accused Republicans of trying to politicize the courts and protested that the committee had held no hearings on the proposals before passing them.

By The Associated Press

Harrisburg judge faces ethics case over actions at son’s traffic stop

The Judicial Conduct Board wants District Judge Sonya McKnight to be suspended without pay while the matter is being considered.

By The Associated Press

Six changes to Pa.’s constitution are making their way through the legislature. Most could end up before voters.

The GOP-controlled state legislature is trying to get voters to decide on as many of these constitutional changes as possible during the primary in May.

By Sam Dunklau

Pittsburgh judge faces ethics charges over racist, demeaning comments

A Pittsburgh judge who allegedly referred to a Black juror as “Aunt Jemima” was accused of misconduct in office Wednesday by the state’s entity that investigates and prosecutes judicial wrongdoing.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press