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Measure To Split Pa. Court Seats Seen As Political Play

Law360 (July 17, 2020, 6:58 PM EDT) -- A recently advanced measure to divide seats on Pennsylvania's three statewide appellate courts between new elective districts would cast a political pall over decision-making and undermine foundational concepts of judicial independence, attorneys and legal scholars have told Law360.

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