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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Pennsylvania Judicial Elections

Pennsylvania now elects judges on a statewide ballot, the legislature is considering electing them by district instead, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Republicans hold majorities in the legislature and, @jbaernews writes, "Republican leaders were, and likely remain, apoplectic about the Democratic-controlled state Supreme Court, which in 2018 ruled legislatively drawn congressional districts unconstitutional and replaced them with new districts, which helped add more Democrats to the U.S. House."

The bill is opposed by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO