TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Correale Stevens gets initial OK for Pa. high court

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 12:57 p.m.
 

HARRISBURG — A panel of state senators is in favor of Gov. Tom Corbett's nominee, Correale Stevens, to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously Thursday to send Stevens' nomination to the full Senate. A two-thirds majority of senators is required for Stevens to take a seat on the seven-member bench.

Stevens, a Republican, is currently president judge of state Superior Court. If he's confirmed by the full Senate, the high court will return to a four-to-three Republican majority.

Stevens' career in public service includes time as Luzerne County's district attorney and a state representative.

The opening was created by the May 1 resignation of Joan Orie Melvin after she was convicted of using public employees to help her political campaigns.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Rossi: Steelers rising fast in mediocre AFC
  2. Steelers offense learning to slam door
  3. Steelers clinch trip to postseason with big victory over Chiefs
  4. Downie, Farnham bringing a much-needed edge to the Penguins
  5. Steelers-Bengals game to start at 8:30 p.m.
  6. Steelers notebook: Gay respects ‘anything’ referees call
  7. Heyward, swarming defense get best of Chiefs in Steelers’ win
  8. Search for Duquesne University graduate Kochu continues
  9. Missed chances haunt Chiefs against Steelers
  10. Pittsburgh mayor Peduto goes ‘Undercover’ for CBS reality show
  11. Pittsburgh police doubling up on duty after potential threats
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.