CELEBRATING 300 YEARS
Established in 1722, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the oldest appellate court in the country and has played an important role in the history of the Commonwealth. To commemorate its 300th anniversary, the Court will hold a series of events throughout 2022 aimed at highlighting the Court’s unique role and how its decisions affect every Pennsylvanian.
This two-day symposium will review key aspects of the Supreme Court's jurisprudence, use the Court's tricentennial to explore broader issues in our republican form of government, and expound on the role of today's Supreme Court as the administrator of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System. The panel members will include the Justices of the PA Supreme Court, the Chief Justices of South Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island, the former Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals D. Brooks Smith, Pennsylvania Chief Justice Emeritus Thomas G. Saylor, and retired United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, as well as prominent legal scholars and members of the bar.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the Pennsylvania Constitution in America's Early Years
The Supreme Court and the Declaration of Rights
The Modern Supreme Court
Judicial Decision-Making in State Supreme Courts
Reflections from the Bench
Full agenda available HERE .
Recorded in May 2022.