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November 04, 2005

Support Urged for Justices Newman, Nigro

Chancellor Andrew A. Chirls is asking Bar members to take note of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's recommendation that Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices Sandra Schultz Newman and Russell M. Nigro be retained on the high court. Both Justice Newman and Justice Nigro are standing for retention in the Nov. 8 general election. Chirls also cited the recent endorsement of Justice Newman and Justice Nigro by The Philadelphia Inquirer in the editorial "Able Justices Deserve Second Terms."

"While the Philadelphia Bar Association doesn't rate state court judges or state court judicial candidates, the rating of the Pennsylvania Bar Association is very important," Chirls said. "Likewise, the points that the Inquirer makes in its editorial reiterate the strong argument for retention of these two fine jurists. They deserve our support."

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