Law Site Offers Resource for Pennsylvania Voters
Published: May 2, 2007
2007electionsitesnapshotWidener Law is pleased to announce it has launched a section of its website devoted to informing the public about the upcoming May 15 primary election and the candidates seeking election to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The information, located at www.law.widener.edu/election/2007 was coordinated by Associate Law Professor Jules Epstein and law school Webmaster Cassandra King.

"This information is presented in the spirit of public service. Too often, members of the public have very little knowledge of the candidates' backgrounds and strengths as they enter the election booth on Primary Day. We hope voters will consult this site to learn more about the candidates before casting ballots in what is a critical election," Epstein said.

The site includes information about the four Democrats and three Republicans vying for votes in the primary, the role and responsibilities of the Supreme Court and the ratings each candidate received from the Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission. The Law School makes no recommendation or endorsement of any candidate.

On May 15, the top-two vote getters in each party will win the right to move on to the November general election. In the fall, voters will choose two justices from among the four candidates. In a separate vote, they will decide whether to retain current Supreme Court Justice Thomas G. Saylor.