Educating state senators about the possible impact of slashing state judgeships was a key factor in persuading legislators to reject making the cuts, lawyers and state Senate officials said.

On June 26, the state Senate approved an amendment to SB 324, stripping out language that sought to cut four judges from the state Superior Court and two justices from the state Supreme Court. The Senate voted 40-10 in favor of the amendment to remove the language, which was introduced by Sen. Lloyd Smucker, R-Lancaster.

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