Pennsylvania Judicial Qualification Amendment (2014)

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A Pennsylvania Judicial Qualification Amendment may appear on the November 2014 statewide ballot as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.

The measure would require that appellate court candidates be screened by a 15-member commission. The governor would then select an appointee, to be a approved by the Senate from the screened list.[1]

The measure was introduced in the House by Rep. Bryan Cutler and Rep. Josh Shapiro. Additionally, the measure was also introduced in the Senate by Sen. Jane Earll.[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Amending the Pennsylvania Constitution

In Pennsylvania, an amendment can go on the ballot after just one session, but only if the legislature declares an emergency. In the absence of an emergency, the amendment must be considered in two separate legislative sessions.

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