Wednesday, November 04, 2009

GOP Justice Elected to PA Supreme Court

Interesting result for Tennesseans in favor of returning to elections for Supreme Court justices.

The 53-year-old Melvin beat 54-year-old Jack Panella in the general election Tuesday that will change the partisan balance of the seven-justice Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Both candidates are sitting judges on the Superior Court -- Melvin in Pittsburgh and Panella in Bethlehem.

Melvin's victory restores a one-seat majority the GOP lost in 2007.