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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Reformer" Wolf Ignored Commission in Naming Mundy to Supreme Court

Yesterday, I told you that Governor Tom Wolf reached a deal with Republican and Democratic State Senators in Harrisburg to fill 30 judicial vacancies, including the nomination of Sallie Mundy to a seat on the Supreme Court recently vacated by J. Michael Eakin.

Locally, he named Dan McCarthy to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas and Alicia Zito to the magisterial seat created by the untimely death of Todd Strohe.

What I failed to tell you, and what The Legal Intelligencer is now reporting, is that "reformer" Wolf ignored the recommendations of an advisory commission that he himself set up. Sallie Mundy, the noiminee, did not even interview with the commission, which recommended the appointment of Leon W. Tucker, an African American. If confirmed, he would have been the sole black judge on the state high court, and only the fourth Supreme Court justice of color in that body's nearly three century history.  

Come to think of it, there is not one black face on either of the state's two intermediary appellate courts.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Come to think of it, there is not one black face on either of the state's two intermediary appellate courts."

I enjoy reading liberals trying to out-liberal liberals. Always keeping racial score. That's today's Democratic Party. MLK be damned. Let's look at skin color and not the content of character.

Anonymous said...

reformer" Wolf ignored the recommendations of an advisory commission that he himself set up. again another one who ignores others in regards to making decisions. sounds like a president who ignores every defense /intel member of his party and his admin , all appointed by him , in regards to slowing down or stopping the refugee process because of the massive holes in the system in regards to being able to identify who is coming in the USA. so they both set up a so called team to make proposals and both feel they know better and ignore , the team they set up. talk about wasting time and money.

Anonymous said...

Wolf is a jerk and he never misses an opportunity to display how much of one he is in public every chance he gets.

Don't you miss Governor Corbett yet ?

Anonymous said...

@7:59 Remember, it's more important to diversify than to worry about qualifications. Our public institutions must present the "face of America" in it's composition.

Bernie O'Hare said...

9:17, The most qualified person for the position on the Supreme Court, according to olf's own commission, happened to be black. So yess, under those circumstances, it's impossible to ignore the racism in passing this person over for someone whose blood is more blue.

Bernie O'Hare said...

"Don't you miss Governor Corbett yet ?"

Wolf is a disaster, but Corbett was just as bad. He is why many Rs split their tickets, which is highly unusual, to vote for Wolf.

Anonymous said...

Corbett was a victim of the Paterno Cult. They worship a guy who enabled a kid diddler. Go Ped State!

Anonymous said...

759 & 811

Dozens of judges in the state supreme court and state intermediate no person of African-American ancestry was "qualified?" ::eyeroll:: I assume the lack of African - American teachers in P-burg too is a result no qualified black teachers. Or the underrepresentation of blacks in the US Senate is, as well, a result of so few being qualified.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Th judge who was most highly rated by the commission is black, and he was ignored for a blueblood who does raise Highland cattle.