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The Superior Court is one of Pennsylvania's two statewide intermediate appellate courts. This court, which was established in 1895, reviews most of the civil and criminal cases that are appealed from the Courts of Common Pleas in the Commonwealth's 67 counties. The Superior Court consists of 15 judges who serve 10-year terms. The president judge of Superior Court is elected to a five-year term by his or her colleagues. A huge volume of appeals flow to Superior Court from the trial courts. Generally, appeals are heard by panels of three judges sitting in Philadelphia, Harrisburg or Pittsburgh. The court often is the final arbiter of legal disputes. Although the Supreme Court may grant a petition for review of a Superior Court decision, most such petitions are denied and the ruling of the Superior Court stands.

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Posted on 8 Oct 2015, 11:03 - Category: News

Jewish Community Represented on Judicial Ballots

While on the bench, she has made custody decisions that have given parents the motivation to get dependency help in order to be reunited with their children. She has connected with teenagers who came before her bench ready to quit school, and has convinced them to finish their education. While serving on criminal court, she has “had the ability to take really bad people off the street for a very long time,” she explained.

She intends to continue to make a positive difference in people’s lives if elected to the appellate court.

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Posted on 6 Oct 2015, 11:18 - Category: News

Pa. Superior Court candidates chasing seat formerly held by a parent

April 26, 2015 12:00 AM

By Chris Potter / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"[Her] criminal court experience gives her an edge: 'That’s really important experience,' given that 'a huge portion of the Superior Court’s docket is criminal cases.'"

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Posted on 27 Apr 2015, 10:27 - Category: News

Judge Dubow Receives Key Endorsements

The last few weeks have been an exciting time for the campaign, with numerous key endorsements and recommendations including:

Senator Bob Casey

Governor Ed Rendell

Mayor Michael Nutter

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5

International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22

Pennsylvania Bar Association (recommended)

Keystone Progressive PAC

PA National Organization for Women PAC

Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh

Steel City Stonewall Democrats

Capital Region Stonewall Democrats

14th Ward Independent Democratic Club

Teamsters Joint Council 53

Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club

The Guardian Civic League

Black Clergy of Philadelphia

Americans for Democratic Action, Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter 

Philadelphia Democratic City Committee

Bucks County Democratic Committee

Delaware County Democratic Committee

Montgomery County Democratic Committee

Springfield Democratic Committee

Chester County Democratic Committee

PA 106th Legislative District Democrats 


Posted on 24 Oct 2015, 14:01 - Category: News

Inmate gets more time for 04 rape

By William Kenny May 22, 2014

“With her sen­tence, Judge Dubow has en­sured that no man, wo­man or child will ever be vic­tim­ized or ter­ror­ized by this de­fend­ant again,” said the rape case’s two pro­sec­utors, As­sist­ant DAs Bran­wen McNabb and Ash­ley Ly­nam, in a prin­ted state­ment.

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Posted on 9 Jan 2015, 9:35 - Category: News

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