Dean William M. Carter, Jr. Joins The Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence
The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts announced Tuesday that Pitt Law Dean William M. Carter, Jr. has joined the Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence (PCJI) as a new member. Established in 2005, the goal of the PCJI is to ensure independence, impartiality, and accountability in the judicial branch, as well as to work to improve civics education.
Now in its 10th year, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Thomas G. Saylor recently renewed the commission’s membership, under the co-leadership of former Justice James J. Fitzgerald III and Judge John E. Jones III of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Membership has included leaders from Pennsylvania’s state and federal courts, prominent attorneys and distinguished academicians.