These cases go on to be in the. The is structured like a pyramid with the Supreme Court at the top. All members must be residents of this Commonwealth. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in either House, the presiding officer thereof shall issue a writ of election to fill such vacancy for the remainder of the term. Creating an integrated management system has not been without its kinks, though. The General Assembly may enact laws requiring the payment by employers, or employers and employees jointly, of reasonable compensation for injuries to employees arising in the course of their employment, and for occupational diseases of employees, whether or not such injuries or diseases result in death, and regardless of fault of employer or employee, and fixing the basis of ascertainment of such compensation and the maximum and minimum limits thereof, and providing special or general remedies for the collection thereof; but in no other cases shall the General Assembly limit the amount to be recovered for injuries resulting in death, or for injuries to persons or property, and in case of death from such injuries, the right of action shall survive, and the General Assembly shall prescribe for whose benefit such actions shall be prosecuted.
Subject to the foregoing, the judges of the court of common pleas shall prescribe rules defining the duties of the administrative judges. Former section 17 was amended and consolidated with present section 16 by amendment of April 23, 1968, P. In creating this website, Daniel E. All courts shall be open; and every man for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person or reputation shall have remedy by due course of law, and right and justice administered without sale, denial or delay. A judge or justice of the peace shall have the right to appeal to the Supreme Court in a manner consistent with rules adopted by the Supreme Court; a justice shall have the right to appeal to a special tribunal composed of seven judges, other than senior judges, chosen by lot from the judges of the Superior Court and Commonwealth Court who do not sit on the Court of Judicial Discipline or the board, in a manner consistent with rules adopted by the Supreme Court. No member, during the member's term of service, may hold office in any political party or political organization.
Election of officers; judge of election and qualifications of members. The General Assembly, at the first session after the adoption of this Constitution, shall fix and determine the compensation of the judges of the Supreme Court and of the judges of the several judicial districts of the Commonwealth; and the provisions of the fifteenth section of the article on Legislation shall not be deemed inconsistent herewith. Former section 29 was repealed and present section 29 was renumbered from former section 18 by amendment of May 16, 1967, P. The Philadelphia Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all , , and preliminary hearings for. The General Assembly shall not delegate to any special commission, private corporation or association, any power to make, supervise or interfere with any municipal improvement, money, property or effects, whether held in trust or otherwise, or to levy taxes or perform any municipal function whatever.
Until otherwise provided by law, the trial division, the orphans' court division and the family court division of the court of common pleas shall each be presided over by a president judge, who shall be one of the judges of such division and shall be elected for a term of five years by a majority vote of the judges of that division. Courts of common pleas in multi-county judicial districts. Unless otherwise noted, the provisions of Article I were adopted December 16, 1873, 1874 P. Extra compensation prohibited; claims against the Commonwealth; pensions. § 906, the Constitution, as adopted by referendum of December 16, 1873, shall be known and may be cited as the Constitution of 1874. A member may be removed by the board for a violation of the rules governing the conduct of members.
If no such judge exists or is willing to serve as president judge the president judge shall be selected as provided by this article. To re-activate a secure account, a new login request form signed by the appropriate county official must be submitted. The manner by which any additional judges are selected shall be provided by this section for the filling of vacancies in judicial offices. All prisoners shall be bailable by sufficient sureties, unless for capital offenses or for offenses for which the maximum sentence is life imprisonment or unless no condition or combination of conditions other than imprisonment will reasonably assure the safety of any person and the community when the proof is evident or presumption great; and the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in case of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it. No more than three of the six members appointed by the Governor may be registered in the same political party.
With respect to the links on this website, they are not intended as referrals to, or endorsements of, those linked sites. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, any law which presently subjects real property of public utilities to local real estate taxation by local taxing authorities shall remain in full force and effect. Duties of Governor; election procedure; tie or contest. Judges of the Courts of Common Pleas may serve as part-time senior judges upon retirement. Compensation for property taken by corporations under right of eminent domain. Of the three non-judge members of the bar of the Supreme Court initially appointed, the first appointed by the Governor shall serve a three-year term, the next appointed by the Governor shall serve a two-year term, and the non-judge member of the bar of the Supreme Court appointed by the Supreme Court shall serve a one-year term. Membership of a judge or justice of the peace shall terminate if the member ceases to hold the judicial position that qualified the member for the appointment.
He or she shall have been a citizen of the United States at least one month. The president judges of all other courts shall be selected for five-year terms by the members of their respective courts. Members of the General Assembly shall be chosen at the general election every second year. The members of the General Assembly shall in all cases, except treason, felony, violation of their oath of office, and breach or surety of the peace, be privileged from arrest during their attendance at the sessions of their respective Houses and in going to and returning from the same; and for any speech or debate in either House they shall not be questioned in any other place. The trial and determination of contested elections of electors of President and Vice-President, members of the General Assembly, and of all public officers, whether State, judicial, municipal or local, and contests involving questions submitted to the electors at any election shall be by the courts of law, or by one or more of the law judges thereof. The members of the General Assembly shall receive such salary and mileage for regular and special sessions as shall be fixed by law, and no other compensation whatever, whether for service upon committee or otherwise.
Each House shall choose its other officers, and shall judge of the election and qualifications of its members. Under no circumstances should you rely upon the information contained in this website without first seeking out and securing your own attorney. Appointed civil officers, other than judges of the courts of record, may be removed at the pleasure of the power by which they shall have been appointed. Find daily actions and new cases using the side navigation on their page. Former section 17 was repealed by amendment of April 23, 1968, P. They shall have been citizens and inhabitants of the State four years, and inhabitants of their respective districts one year next before their election unless absent on the public business of the United States or of this State , and shall reside in their respective districts during their terms of service.
Prisoners to be bailable; habeas corpus. Natural resources and the public estate. Special sessions shall be called by the Governor on petition of a majority of the members elected to each House or may be called by the Governor whenever in his opinion the public interest requires. No discrimination by Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. Larger cities and municipalities may be divided seven of which are located within the.