Why We Desperately Need to Reform Judicial Elections in Pennsylvania

It’s difficult to imagine a more important role in our community than that of a judge. Judges, especially trial judges, make decisions that shape the […]


Did Tarnished Philly Judge Violate Code of Conduct by Donating to Trump?

You’d think Philadelphia Common Pleas Senior Judge Allan Tereshko would play it safe nowadays, after what happened four years ago. Back in 2012, a judge on […]


Philly’s Coffee Can of Justice

Pennsylvania’s kooky practice of electing its judiciary is proving to be a really stupid idea, and not for the first time. State Supreme Court Justice […]


Philadelphia Judge Joseph C. Waters Jr. Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Charges

[UPDATE] According to an information (read the full document below) released by the U.S. Department of Justice, as expected, former municipal court judge Joseph C. […]


Should Pa. Judges Withdraw From Cases Involving Campaign Donors?

Pittsburgh’s TribLive reports that Pennsylvania judges have a new Code of Judicial Conduct, the first re-write in 40 years. Among the changes: The code urges […]


Judge Calls Out Lawyers for ‘Not Civil’ Commentary at Traffic Court Trial

As the defense and prosecution debated burden of proof issues in a Philadelphia Traffic Court corruption trial Tuesday, they apparently got a little snippy with […]