Democrats lost an effort to have the committee hold a public hearing on the legislation, which would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution.
Lawyers and judges around the state are already lining up supporters and trying to figure out if they can raise enough money to win.
As early as May 18's primary election, Pennsylvania voters could be asked to overhaul how they elect state Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges.
Instead of providing aid to struggling Americans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican caucus are focused on the only thing that seems to matter to them: confirming judges.
Pennsylvania's senior senator pointed out that Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett wouldn't say whether she thought Medicare was constitutional.
Since 2016, President Trump and Senate Republicans have installed die-hard conservatives in lifetime judicial appointments, packing the courts in favor of their agenda.
The Supreme Court began its new term this week with two conservatives justices blasting the decision that made marriage equality the law of the land. Here's what else to look out for this fall.
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