John Burkoff on the Importance of Elections for Intermediate Appellate Courts
Professor John Burkoff discussed the importance of elections for statewide appellate courts. Often, these races get ignored, Professor Burkoff told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "These races aren't sexy. People don't think about judges until a judge does something they don't like. If it's not the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, people tend to go to sleep...But intermediate appellate courts are important — they correct errors. Criminal and civil trials are not perfect."