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How the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Operates

PA Courts InfoShare

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January 12, 2018

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is the highest court in the Commonwealth and the oldest appellate court in North America. Justices serve 10-year terms, up to age 75 – and they receive and review over 2,000 requests for review annually.

How does a case get to the Supreme Court? What happens once the Supreme Court selects a case review? What are a few of the court’s administrative duties? This month’s infographic provides a high-level overview of the Supreme Court. A high-resolution file of the graphic is available for download at www.pacourts.us under Media Resources.

How the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Operates

PA Courts InfoShare visually highlights the work of Pennsylvania courts with interesting data and statistics obtained through the judiciary’s case management systems, interactive dashboards and other research. The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts produces InfoShare monthly and reproduction is permissible with source cited.  

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Media contact:  Kimberly Bathgate, 717-231-3331

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