Corbett Says He'll Pick Stevens for Pa. High Court

By MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY
|  Friday, Jun 14, 2013  |  Updated 9:23 AM EDT
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Corbett Set to Fill Supreme Court Vacancy

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Gov. Tom Corbett says he'll pick state appeals court Judge Correale Stevens as his nominee to temporarily fill a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The governor's office made the announcement Thursday, after The Associated Press first reported it, citing people briefed on the decision.

Stevens, a Republican, will need two-thirds approval by the state Senate to take the seat. If he's confirmed, the high court will have a four-to-three Republican majority.

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.

Stevens is currently president judge of state Superior Court.

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

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