PA Supreme Court Recognizes “The Supreme Court at 300: History, Innovation and Judicial Decision-Making’

Focused on educating the public about the work and role of the courts, members of the
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania gathered in Tioga County for a panel discussion as part the
continued recognition of the Court’s 300th anniversary.

Justice Sallie Mundy conceptualized the panel discussion as a way to bring
the Court to the community.

“The work and opinions of this court impact residents in all corners of Pennsylvania,” Supreme Court Justice Sallie Mundy said. Through these public forums, we’re giving an opportunity for residents to meet the Court in the parts of the state where they call home, rather than just watching argument on tv or reading about a case in the news.

“By giving people, especially children and law students the chance to learn more and understand how the Court operates, we’re opening the door to new discussions and laying a foundation for the next generation of professionals and jurists.”

Justice Mundy was joined by Justice Emeritus Tom Saylor, Justices Kevin Dougherty
and Kevin Brobson as well as Geoff Moulton, state court administrator and Terry Sachs, counsel to the Court.

The discussion is being presented in three parts and will cover the Court’s history,
contributions to the legal system, relationship between state and federal courts and the increased use of specialty courts and new initiatives focused on providing access to justice for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder.