Clarion County Again Eliminates Jury Commssioner Posts

June 17, 2013
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Now that a new version of a law allowing Pennsylvania counties to abolish the posts of jury commissioner has been enacted, the Clarion County commissioners have again voted to eliminate the positions, effective at the end of the year.

As was the case in 41 other Pennsylvania counties, the Clarion County commissioners originally agreed to abolish the posts following the enactment of a similar law in 2011.  That measure, however, was struck down in March by the state’s Superior Court, which ruled it violated a constitutional requirement that a new law be confined to one subject.

The state legislature quickly moved to pass a bill establishing the jury commissioner provision on the measure’s own merits, and Governor Tom Corbett signed that bill into law last month.

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