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§ 1. Unified judicial system

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesConstitution of the Commonwealth of PennsylvaniaEffective: April 26, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Refs & Annos)
Article V. The Judiciary (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 26, 2016
Const. Art. 5, § 1
§ 1. Unified judicial system
The judicial power of the Commonwealth shall be vested in a unified judicial system consisting of the Supreme Court, the Superior Court, the Commonwealth Court, courts of common pleas, community courts, municipal courts in the City of Philadelphia, such other courts as may be provided by law and justices of the peace.1 All courts and justices of the peace and their jurisdiction shall be in this unified judicial system.


Adopted April 23, 1968. Amended April 26, 2016.


Reference to “justice of the peace” deemed to be reference to a magisterial district judge, pursuant to 2004, Nov. 30, P.L. 1618, No. 207, § 28(1).
Const. Art. 5, § 1, PA CONST Art. 5, § 1
Current through Nov. 8, 2022, General Election.
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