This article studies Pennsylvania's appellate bench from January 1, 1969 to August 1, 1994. It lists the judges and president judges in chronological order and offers a statistical analysis examining such issues as how judges assumed the appellate bench, how long they stayed, and why they left. Four themes emerge from the data: Pennsylvania has had many career judges; an overwhelming percentage of Pennsylvania's appellate judges have had certain common characteristics; there have been some significant differences between judges initially appointed to the appellate bench and judges initially elected to that bench; and there have been some significant differences between judges selected to the different appellate courts. These findings may be helpful to policy-makers debating judicial reform.
Jonathan P. Nase,
Pennsylvania's Appellate Judges, 1969-1994,
Duq. L. Rev.
Available at: https://dsc.duq.edu/dlr/vol33/iss3/3