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March 25, 2013

Statement of Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor Kathleen D. Wilkinson on the Announced May 1 Resignation of Suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

"On behalf of the 13,000 members of the Philadelphia Bar Association, I urge Governor Corbett to nominate, and send to the state Senate for consideration, a qualified candidate to fill the vacancy created by Justice Orie Melvin’s resignation as soon as possible, so that the state Supreme Court can be restored to its full complement of seven justices to ensure unfettered access to justice for the citizens of Pennsylvania."
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