Judge Lazarus is touting the support of another PA politico.
A week after revealing a string of endorsements, the Lazarus campaign announced the support of newly appointed Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh.
“Judge Anne Lazarus is the most qualified candidate to restore trust in our Supreme Court. We need her ethics and sense of fairness on the bench,” said Arkoosh.
In addition, Arkoosh cited Lazarus’s rating from the Pennsylvania Bar Association as proof of the candidate’s capabilities: “When Judge Lazarus’s qualifications were vetted before the Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Bar Associations, she received their highest rating – ‘Highly Recommended.’ The Pennsylvania Bar Association describe Judge Lazarus as ‘a gifted and thoughtful legal scholar” and as ‘a person of the highest integrity.’”
Lazarus started out her judicial career in 1991 in Pennsylvania’s Court of Common Pleas after being appointed by Gov. Casey. She worked her way up to Superior Court Judge — her current position — after she won the 2009 election.
Dave Ragu is right. The corruption in the Pittsburgh courts is well known, and it’s going to hit the national news before long. Judge Lazarus should be one of the better ones, but has clearly decided to go along with corrupt colleagues in the hopes of winning higher office. It’s time to clean house.
Trust will never be restored in the Pa supreme court, Superior court or any other state court. Too much corruption and no penalty of significance for a judge breaking the law. Case in point, McCaffery who was downloading porn I believe and his punishment? Quit and we will forget about it. The Superior court is especially questionable as it appears the Deputy Prothontary in the Pittsburgh location is causing some serious problems for many people who are appealing some very questionable rulings of the common pleas court and some newly appointed Judges. The Pa judicial discipline board may want to start attending some trials and oral arguments in a very discreet manner so the judge does not put on a show and bamboozle the board member(s). On another note the Pa lawyer disciplinary board needs a complete overhaul. The Pittsburgh branch is especially questionable with the ‘slap on the wrist’ actions they hand out for their lawyer pals who should at the very least receive a minimum one year suspension of their license. You know who you are!
Wow…guess the other candidates should just stop now…lol