JudgesOnMerit.org is a project of Pennsylvanians For Modern Courts and PMCAction. We believe that Merit Selection is a better way to choose Pennsylvania’s appellate judges. Merit Selection provides pathways to the appellate bench for candidates of diverse backgrounds who are experienced lawyers and jurists. Qualifications and skills are the key factors in determining who reaches […]
On April 17th, the Missouri state House rejected an effort to radically revise the state’s “Missouri Plan,” which has served as a model for Merit Selection of judges in 30 other states. Proposed changes to the plan would have eliminated the nonpartisan nomination commission, and replaced it with a system controlled entirely by the governor […]
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Welcome to JudgesOnMerit, a blog designed by Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC) and PMCAction as a place to discuss how we choose statewide appellate judges in Pennsylvania. PMC and PMCAction are nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations working to ensure that we have fair and impartial courts that serve all Pennsylvanians. We are working to change the way […]