Democrats endorse Panella of Palmer T...

Democrats endorse Panella of Palmer Township for state Supreme ...

There are 5 comments on the The Morning Call story from Feb 1, 2009, titled Democrats endorse Panella of Palmer Township for state Supreme .... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Pennsylvania Democrats set the stage Saturday for a spring primary contest between state Superior Court Judge Jack Panella of Palmer Township and Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Teresa Sarmina.

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Dr Feelgood

Coopersburg, PA

#1 Feb 1, 2009
no chance for the dumb broad - you didn't get the endorsement from the big boys, honey. add that to the fact that you are awannabe croney of rendell - FORGET IT - should have never mentioned that - now no one will vote for you

Lansdale, PA

#2 Feb 1, 2009
The primary election gives the VOTERS an opportunity to determine who should be on the ballot in November. Its one thing for the party to endorse one of multiple candidates but that should not keep other candidates from running in the primary. Yes of course it makes a candidate spend some money in a primary campaign but it also keeps the choice of who's on the November ballot in the hands of the voters where it belongs.

Springtown, PA

#3 Feb 1, 2009
This is going to be tough road for Judge Panella. Sarmina has personal money which she is committed to spending. She is also the Cheif Judge of the Murder Court in Philly and she ain't no slouch. She will get the vast majority of votes from Philadelphia and its suburbs thereby making the math really tough for Judge Panella. Also, who in Philadelphia is going to give Judge Panella any money when one of their own Judges are running. And the fact that she is a "Rendell crony" probably means that Rendell does not like Judge Panella.
Billy Givens

United States

#4 Feb 1, 2009
The Morning Call is still censoring my comments about Supreme Court candidate Superior Court Judge Jack Panella who in 1995 as a member of Northampton County's Court of Common Pleas presided over the circus-like trial of computer techi Edward "Bernie S" Cummings on trumped-up charges of "tampering with evidence" and "parole violation" charges.

Cummings, a regularl contributor to liberal New York City Radio Station WBAI-FM, was also concurrently on trial on charges brought against him for alleged violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).


#5 Feb 2, 2009
Without knowing all candidates on ballot and who the Republicans will field. I am already inclined to split my ticket. There are many judges who should not be elevated to these higher courts and there are many who should not be retained. Hopefully this will be the outcome given the continuous shenanigans of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Supreme Court (1 opening)
Judge Jack Panella YES
Judge Teresa Sarmina NO

For Superior Court (3 openings)
Judges John Milton Younge NO
Anne E. Lazarus NO
Judge Robert Colville YES

For Commonwealth Court (2 openings)
Judge James Lynn NO
Daniel Bricmont, Esq. YES

three appellate judges are running in retention contests this year.
NO to all 3!

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