The American legal system like the US political needs a general overhaul from top to bottom as it is based solely on contrived pompous conjecture. For honestly Vice President Biden in speaking on the place of the US in the world regarding infrastructure and Laguardia says it look like a Third World country. Where the health care system has highly infant mortality rates than third world countries, lower standards of education living etc and more productivity than any country in the world as its people are pushed into slavery while the legal system represents more and more private corporate interests where whether judges are elected or appointed is irrelevant as both the two system are corrupt a police state by committee or by tyrant the result is all the same. Where legal professionals are force fed pipe dreams about making the big bucks until they puke in what is never manifest except by selling out and becoming just another part of the problem which seems to serve as window dressing. Where I would rather be called nasty things because I am out spoken rather than being a sellout.
PMC is a fantastic organization that advocates for the most important issues that you probably haven't considered. State courts play a pivotal role in everyone's daily lives, and PMC is working tirelessly to make those courts better. The staff is dedicated to the mission. Nothing speaks more highly of this organization than the retention rate of volunteers. Once you walk through the doors at PMC, you are a member of the family...for life!
Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts is a fantastic organization and I am lucky to be a part of it. Their single minded focus on issues of access to justice and fair courts has made a real impact in Pennsylvania.
PMC provides the public with important and current updates on the PA court system. My experiences with PMC have taught me so much about the PA judicial system and what it takes to succeed as a non profit. Its mission, fair and impartial courts, is a goal that all should strive to achieve.
PMC has been the best, most outspoken voice on the crucial issues of Judicial independence, and non-partisan selection of judges. Their staff is intelligent and persistent in achieving their goal.
I have a lot of respect for PMC’s tireless work on reforming the judicial selection process in Pennsylvania. PMC has an exceptionally dedicated staff, and they work very hard to ensure that not partisan politics but candidate’s qualifications guide who is entrusted with serving on the bench. One can especially appreciate how important PMC’s advocacy of merit selection is in light of a recent Supreme Court decision in Caperton v. Massey that stressed that judicial election campaign contributions can create appearance of partiality – “a serious risk of actual bias.” PMC’s work on improving the judicial discipline system, on eliminating bias from the court system, on educating the public about using Pennsylvania courts, and on the jury system is equally important.
PMC is a great tool for people to understand and effectively use Pennsylvania's courts. In addition, they are a great watchdog for the state and are extremely effective at disseminating and keeping the public informed about court justice.
PMC offers accessible, timely information about the state of judicial elections in Pennsylvania, as well as workable solutions to address its flaws. I particularly recommend its website and knowledgeable staff as resources for questions about reforming judicial elections and improving jury participation.