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State of Pennsylvania

Methods of Judicial Selection: Pennsylvania

Removal of Judges

Pennsylvania judges may be removed in one of two ways:
  • The judicial conduct board investigates complaints regarding judicial conduct filed by individuals or initiated by the board. The board determines whether probable cause exists to file formal charges, and presents its case to the court of judicial discipline. The court has the authority to impose sanctions, ranging from a reprimand to removal from office, if the formal charges are sustained.
  • Judges may be impeached by the house of representatives and convicted by two thirds of the senate.