Critics Charge Pennsylvania Courts Are Stuck in `Judicial Dark Ages' Elections of Justices Don't Result in the Best Getting Chosen, They Say
David Rohde,, The Christian Science Monitor
AS Pennsylvania voters prepare to elect one new state Supreme Court justice to a 10-year term and retain or reject another tomorrow, critics of the popularly elected and extremely powerful court are calling it "a national embarrassment" stuck in the "judicial dark ages."
Last week, Justice Rolf Larsen of the seven-member Supreme Court was indicted on felony charges of illegally using court employees to obtain prescription tranquilizers for his own use. Last November, Mr. Larsen accused court members of taking kickbacks, fixing court cases, taping telephone conversations, and claimed one of his fellow justices tried to run him down with a car.
Justice Nicholas …
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