Friday, February 13, 2015
From the Pennsylvania Bar Associations Criminal Justice Section newsletter (Feb. 9, 2015):
Governor Tom Wolf has nominated Duquesne University law school Dean Ken Gormley and Centre County President Judge Thomas Kistler to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
The nominations are subject to confirmation by a two-thirds majority of the state Senate.
Gormley has been a member of the Duquesne University School of Law faculty since 1994 and specializes in constitutional issues. He is a Harvard University Law School graduate and lives in Forest Hills, Allegheny County, where he has served as mayor.
Kistler was elected judge in Centre County in 1997 and led efforts to improve safety for children involved in family court proceedings as a result of domestic violence. Kistler, who lives in Potter Township, Centre County, is a graduate of Penn State University and Dickinson Law School.
Good news for a court that has been mired in scandal.