Merit Selection Bill Needs Your Active Support

On June 15, 2015, Lynn Marks of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) notified the ADA board that House Bill 1336, a constitutional amendment to select statewide appellate court judges through a merit selection process, was introduced in the house. This bill is sponsored by Representatives Bryan Cutler (R-Peachbottom) and Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery).

These legislators, along with Reform Coalition partners and PMC/PMCAction executive director Lynn A. Marks, have worked tirelessly in Harrisburg and across Pennsylvania to garner support for this essential reform

As an organization which has long supported merit selection and as a PMC Court Reform Coalition Partner, ADA strongly supports this effort.

  • Contact your legislator and members of the House Judiciary Committee and tell them how important merit selection of statewide appellate court judges is to you.
  • For more information about the specifics of the bill, click here.
  • For more information about why we need merit selection, check out the PMC blog Judges on Merit.
  • To follow the progress of the bill, click here.