What an important primary May 19th is! This court will likely have a long term impact on major issues. Here is a quote from an article written by Rebecca Nuttall in the City Paper 1/21/2015 "It's going to face future controversies involving the Marcellus Shale boom, the right to vote, the right to clean air and clean water, the rights of people to face a jury of their peers," says Superior Court Judge David Wecht, one of the candidates. "When the legislative branches of government are in gridlock like they are now, most disputes of great conflict end up in the court, and the Supreme Court is the court of last resort." Click on this link to read the entire article for in-depth analysis on how important your vote really is http://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/high-priority-why-your-choice-for-the-pa-supreme-court-may-be-the-most-important-vote-you-cast-all-year/Content?oid=1801979
For another perspective of the significance of this election and voting please read Ulish Carter's, the managing editor of the New Pittsburgh Courier, editorial on April 10, 2015 http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2015/04/10/just-sayin-its-voting-time-again-time-to-get-educated/1/
Background information on candidates published in Post-Gazette on April 29th.
"There are 12 candidates — six Democrats and six Republicans — running for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. And most voters barely know their names. Three seats are open on the state’s highest court, after the retirement of Chief Justice Ron Castille and the scandal-tainted departures of justices Joan Orie Melvin and Seamus McCaffery."
Additional Information links:
Opinion Supreme Court Democrat Post Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/05/03/State-Supreme-Court-choices-for-Democrats-Donohue-Lazarus-and-Wecht/stories/201505030129
Opinion Supreme Court Republican Post Gazette: http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2015/05/03/State-Supreme-Court-choices-for-Republicans-Allen-Olson-and-Stevens/stories/201505030128
Opinion New Pittsburgh Courier: http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2015/05/13/editorial-our-primary-election-endorsements/
Voter Guide City Paper: http://www.pghcitypaper.com/general/pdfs/Chart8_PennsylvaniaSupremeCourt.pdf
Campaign donation information Tribune-Review: http://triblive.com/politics/politicalheadlines/8117079-74/court-judge-campaign#axzz3a2Ols6sy
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