Elect or Appoint Judges?

December's 8th grade Monthly  Constitutional featured Lynn Marks, former executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization advocating a move from judicial elections to merit selection. Students discussed the qualities that they would like to see in a judge, as opposed to a legislator or someone in the executive branch and the pros and cons of the two methods of judicial selection.  

It was terrific having Lynn back at TPS. Lynn is an alumni parent as well as a former member of our board of trustees,