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David Wecht, a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, recently summed up the imminent threat to an independent judiciary in Pennsylvania in five words “the Koch brothers are coming.” Wecht may not be Paul Revere (“the British are coming” 1775) but he has a point.
Much of the out of state money will be used to fund attack ads designed to destroy the reputations of Pennsylvania judges. These ads will come from both sides but will have one thing in common. They are paid for by people who don’t give a hoot about Pennsylvania other than choosing who will be on its Supreme Court.
Fixing our campaign finance system would help. So would merit selection of judges. In the meantime, we have to trust that voters will make their own decisions instead of taking instructions from Wichita, Kansas and other distant places.