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1. Unified judicial system.
2. Supreme Court.
3. Superior Court.
4. Commonwealth Court.
5. Courts of common pleas.
6. Community courts; Philadelphia Municipal Court and Traffic
7. Justices of the peace; magisterial districts.
8. Other courts.
9. Right of appeal.
10. Judicial administration.
11. Judicial districts; boundaries.
12. Qualifications of justices, judges and justices of the
13. Election of justices, judges and justices of the peace;
14. Judicial Qualifications Commission.
15. Tenure of justices, judges and justices of the peace.
16. Compensation and retirement of justices, judges and
justices of the peace.
17. Prohibited activities.
18. Suspension, removal, discipline and other sanctions.
Schedule to Judiciary Article.
Adoption. Unless otherwise noted, the provisions of present
Article V were adopted April 23, 1968, P.L.App.16, Prop. No.7,
effective January 1, 1969.
Prior Provisions. Former Article V (The Judiciary) was
repealed by amendment of April 23, 1968, P.L.App.16, Prop. No.7.
§ 1. Unified judicial system.
The judicial power of the Commonwealth shall be vested in a
unified judicial system consisting of the Supreme Court, the
Superior Court, the Commonwealth Court, courts of common pleas,
community courts, municipal and traffic courts in the City of
Philadelphia, such other courts as may be provided by law and
justices of the peace. All courts and justices of the peace and
their jurisdiction shall be in this unified judicial system.
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Last modified: November 27, 2007