Pa. Rep. Wants Judges To Reveal Party In Retention Elections

Law360, Philadelphia (January 28, 2014, 5:38 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state representative on Monday introduced legislation that would require judges in the state who are running in retention elections to reveal their party affiliation on the ballot.

House Bill 1986, introduced by Rep. Ted Harhai, D-Fayette/Westmoreland, would amend the state’s constitution, which currently ensures that retention elections are conducted on a nonpartisan basis.

“Many people across the commonwealth find themselves in front of judges who every 10 years must run for retention to keep their court bench seat. Lawyers often endorse, contribute to and...
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