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On Nov. 2, voters statewide will decide the future makeup of Pennsylvania’s appellate judicial system.
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On Nov. 2, voters statewide will decide the future makeup of Pennsylvania’s appellate judicial system.

Judges who serve on the state’s Commonwealth, Superior, and Supreme Courts regularly weigh in on disputes about the day’s most consequential issues. In 2020 alone, justices on the high court issued several rulings regarding the presidential election and pandemic — in essence settling fierce policy battles between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled legislature.

Some GOP lawmakers are pushing to change the way these judges are elected as the courts take on an increasingly important role in Pennsylvania politics.

On Thursday, Oct. 21 at noon EST, join Spotlight PA’s Sarah Anne Hughes and Danielle Ohl, and Kadida Kenner, executive director of New Pennsylvania Project and co-chair of Why Courts Matter - PA, as they break down who is on the ballot this November, what’s at stake, and why it matters. Other panelists to be announced.

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