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State of Pennsylvania
November 3, 2009 Election
Joan Orie Melvin
Justice; Pennsylvania Supreme Court
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Occupation: Superior Court Judge
B.A. Notre Dame 1978; J.D., Duquesne Law, l981
28 years judicial experience
Superior Court judge 11 years, 8000 appeals
Common Pleas judge 7 years (Criminal, Family, Civil)
Chief Magistrate, Pittsburgh Municipal Courts 5 years
Established Pennsylvania's first Domestic Violence Court
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The public must have confidence in the integrity and independence of the judicial system.
Judicial accountabiity is necessary to prevent abuses of power
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