- "Judges make decisions that affect everyone,
including who has a right to life, what is marriage, when should
religion be protected, who can adopt children, and many other important
- "candidates for judicial office often do not share their personal
positions on controversial issues....
"We can understand a lot about candidates by reviewing their lists of
endorsement from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation or Planned
Parenthood gives us a clue about whether a candidate is pro-life or
pro-abortion....It is said a
person is known 'by the company that he or she keeps' [EMPHASIS ADDED.]....
"The Pennsylvania Family Institute
publishes a voter guide that touches on many issues that are also
important to Catholics [EMPHASIS ADDED.]....
- Justice Max Baer (Democrat) – www.pacourts.us/courts/supreme-court/supreme-court-justices/justice-max-baer
- Chief Justice Ronald Castille (Republican) – www.pacourts.us/courts/supreme-court/supreme-court-justices/chief-justice-ronald-d-castille
- Judge Jack Panella (Democrat) – www.pacourts.us/courts/superior-court/superior-court-judges/judge-jack-a-panella or www.facebook.com/jackpanellacampaign
- Judge Susan Peikes Gantman (Republican) – www.pacourts.us/courts/superior-court/superior-court-judges/judge-susan-peikes-gantman
- "Pennsylvania Supreme Court – Vote for retention yes or no
- "Pennsylvania Superior Court – Vote for retention yes or no
- Max Baer suggests that we "'google' Judge or Justice Max Baer", but this can be found: "In 2003...Judge Max Baer openly campaigned as a pro-choice Democrat, and won election to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court" (http://www.gavelgrab.org/?p=20762#sthash.GPEwcFZb.dpuf).
- Jack Panella's own answers may not be informative. In 2009, he was endorsed by the Planned Parenthood PA PAC.
- As per Vic Stabile's own answers, he most identifies with the political philsophy of Ronald Reagan, given a choice of several presidents. Of current supreme court justices, he most identifies with the judicial philosophy of Scalia and Aliton, as well with a “strict construction” or “originalist” approach. He believes that Roe v. Wade was incorrectly decided. He believes that the Pa Constitution permits display of the Ten Commandments in courtrooms, as well as student-led prayer at public school graduations. However, he did NOT answer as to whether he believes the Pa Constitution recognizes a right to so-called same sex marriage, maintaining that the "Issue will be decided at the federal level" (Our congressman should take particular note of this, as he would argue the opposite. The end result is that NEITHER Stabile NOR Fitzpatrick is taking a stand for marriage.).