Pennsylvania Judges Told To Step Away from Cases Involving Campaign DonorsAugust 2, 2014 – In The News
Abraham Reich was quoted in the Trib article “Pennsylvania Judges Told To Step Away from Cases Involving Campaign Donors.” While the full text can be found in the August 2, 2014, issue of Trib, a synopsis is noted below.
New rules advise Pennsylvania judges who hear cases involving campaign donors to consider whether a contribution “would raise reasonable concern” about impartiality and decide whether to step aside.
Pennsylvania, one of 39 states with elected judges, has struggled with the issues of lawyers donating to judges, said Reich, co-chair of the recommendation task force of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
“You don’t get elected in Pennsylvania without the support of a significant body of lawyers; that’s a fact of life,” Reich said.