Partisanship, Not Money To Decide Pa. Judicial Elections

Law360, Philadelphia (October 31, 2017, 5:24 PM EDT) -- Following a money-laden 2015 campaign that shattered national and state records for judicial elections, the fight to fill seven seats on Pennsylvania’s appellate courts in November is likely to turn not on fundraising, but rather on external factors like party politics that have little to do with the candidates themselves.

With three open seats in the 2015 marquee race for the state’s Supreme Court, six candidates spent over $15 million, making it the most expensive state judicial campaign in national history. This year, with only one...
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