Richard A. Sprague, Geoffrey R. Johnson, Philip I. Weinberg, Philadelphia, for petitioner.
Edward W. Mullinix, James D. Crawford, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia, for Anita B. Brody.
Thomas A. Leonard, Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman, Philadelphia, for Allen Ertel.
Neil T. O'Donnell, Wilkes Barre, for Catherine Ford-Elliott.
Morey M. Myers, Gen. Counsel, Richard D. Spiegelman, Chief Deputy Gen. Counsel, Harrisburg, for Agency Liaison.
Andrew H. Cline, Deputy Gen. Counsel, Harrisburg, for Robert P. Casey, James J. Haggerty and William Boehm.
David Richman, Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, Philadelphia, for Walter M. Cohen.
E. Barclay Cale, Jr., Thomas B. Kenworthy, Andrew D. Leipold, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Philadelphia, for Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, amicus curiae.
Karen M. Balaban, Harrisburg, for Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee, amicus curiae.
Nix, C.j., and Larsen, Flaherty, McDermott, Zappala, and Papadakos, JJ. Stout, J., did not participate in the consideration or decision of this case.
AND NOW, this 27th day of September, 1988, the Court having assumed plenary jurisdiction and heard oral argument, the Respondents' preliminary objections are denied; the Petitioner's Application for Summary Relief is granted. The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is hereby directed to remove from the ballot in the General Election of 1988 the offices of Justice of the Supreme Court of ...