This week featured a second 8th grade "Monthly" Constitutional. This one featured speakers from Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts – program director Suzanne Almeida and legal fellow Becky Pruess. They spoke about their organization's efforts to change the way judges are selected in Pennsylvania - they advocate moving from judicial elections to merit selection. Students discussed the qualities that they would like to see in a judge and the pros and cons of the two methods of judicial selection.
Special thanks to alumni parent Lynn Marks, executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, for arranging today's presentation.