Wednesday, November 09, 2005

PA Supreme Court Justice Nigro Ousted

The legal Intelligencer today ran this report on the historic vote yesterday in Pennsylvania. For those not following closely, in the 36 years that Pennsylvania has required its judges to run in retention elections, no sitting appellate judge had ever lost such a ballot. Yesterday, Pennsylvania voters, upset with the stench emanating from what many believed to be an unconstitutional pay raise enacted for the benefit of Pennsylvania's legislators, judges and exeutive branch officials, did Justice Russell Nigro the honior of making him the first sitting appellate judge to lose a retention election. Not altogether a bad result, in my opinion.

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