Pa. Appeals Court Upholds Jury Commissioner Law

Law360, New York (July 31, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of a state law that allows counties to abolish elected jury commissioner posts, saying the state legislature was well within its rights to amend a jury commissioner system it created.

The Commonwealth Court's ruling comes as a blow to the Pennsylvania State Association of Jury Commissioners, which argued the legislation undermines the judiciary branch's authority and violates the separation of powers doctrine since the jury commissioner office is a judicial office. But the appeals court said there...
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