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§ 14. Judicial Qualifications Commission

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesConstitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Refs & Annos)
Article V. The Judiciary (Refs & Annos)
Const. Art. 5, § 14
§ 14. Judicial Qualifications Commission
(a) Should the method of judicial selection be adopted as provided in section 13(d), there shall be a Judicial Qualifications Commission, composed of four non-lawyer electors appointed by the Governor and three non-judge members of the bar of the Supreme Court appointed by the Supreme Court. No more than four members shall be of the same political party. The members of the commission shall serve for terms of seven years, with one member being selected each year. The commission shall consider all names submitted to it and recommend to the Governor not fewer than ten nor more than twenty of those qualified for each vacancy to be filled.
(b) During his term, no member shall hold a public office or public appointment for which he receives compensation, nor shall he hold office in a political party or political organization.
(c) A vacancy on the commission shall be filled by the appointing authority for the balance of the term.


Adopted April 23, 1968.
Const. Art. 5, § 14, PA CONST Art. 5, § 14
Current through Nov. 7, 2023, General Election.
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