PA House Judiciary Committee tables merit selection for appellate courts Update: on 13-12 vote Update 2: tabled, not defeated

A tweet by the ACLU of Pennsylvania (@aclupa) indicates that the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee has tabled HB 1815, the constitutional amendment to bring merit selection for the appellate courts of that state. Details to follow.

Update 2:06 pm: This tweet by a reporter for The Morning Call seems to indicate that the bill “fails on 13-12 vote.”

Update 3:51pm: Reporter from The Morning Call now indicates the bill was tabled, not defeated 13-12.