University of Pittsburgh

John Burkoff on the Importance of Elections for Intermediate Appellate Courts

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October 24, 2011

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."

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