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Subseries 10. Efforts to Implement the Judiciary

Scope and Content Notes:

These are the detailed files associated with efforts to promote and implement, in this case, the judiciary article. The news articles and files cover 1967-1968 with strong, organized efforts prior to the May 1968 primary. Thornburgh's files from the Pennsylvania Bar Association Committee on Implementation of Judiciary Article are particularly detailed, especially the Sub-Committee on Community Courts of which he was Chairman. There is additional information from the Allegheny County Bar Association as well as post Con Con speaking engagements and efforts by a Lawyers Committee for "Yes" vote. There are in depth reports pre primary and related post primary victory celebrations. Finally there are two files of historical interest, one a report by Mercer Tate from Con Con, in progress, and a "Con Con History" by George Wolf, published by the National Municipal League in 1969.

Section: Bar Associations


Box 30
Folder 1 "Project Constitution": Pennsylvania Bar Association 1962-1966
Folder 2-3 Revision Committee: Allegheny Bar Association 1967, 1970-1971
Folder 4 PA Bar Association Committee on Implementation of Judiciary Article, Part I 1968-1969
Folder 5-7 PA Bar Association Committee on Implementation of Judiciary Article, Part I: Sub-Committee on Community Courts, Thornburgh Chairman 1963-1969
Folder 8-9 PA Bar Association Committee on Implementation of Judiciary Article, Part II 1968-1969
Folder 10 Clippings regarding judiciary matters 1968-1969
Folder 11 PA Bar Association Committee on Implementation of Judiciary Article, "Report of the Subcommittee on Community Courts," Richard L. Thornburgh, Chairman September 27, 1968

Section: Pre and Post Primary 1968 Actions and Results

Folder 12 Post Con Con Speaking Engagements and Lawyers Committee for "Yes" vote (pre-primary and including election results) March-May, 1968
Folder 13 "A Review of Judiciary Article Proposed by PA Constitutional Committee," Thornnburgh speech to PA Bar Association House of Delegates March 22, 1968
Folder 14 Pre Primary Promotions to Vote from various political and business people March-May, 1968
Folder 15 In depth committee reports (pre-primary) (4) April, 1968
Folder 16 Con Con Proposals Passed: Primary May, 1968
Folder 17 Memos post primary; victory celebration May-June, 1968
Folder 18 Statement of RLT before the Judiciary Committee of the Senate of PA October 23, 1968

Section: Con Con History

Folder 19 Reports from Con Con by Mercer Tate 1967-1968
Folder 20 "Constitutional Revision in Pennsylvania: The Dual Tactic of Amendment and Limited Convention," by George D. Wolf, published by National Municipal League 1969