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Justice Newman Announces Retirement

Justice Sandra Schutz Newman of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has announced she will retire from the bench effective January 1, 2007.

Justice Newman was the first and is still the only woman elected to a full term on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She was first elected in 1995 and won retention to a second term in 2005. Prior to ascending to the bench, she also served on the Commonwealth Court, and in the office of the District Attorney of Montgomery County, where she was also the first woman named to her position.

Justice Newman will head the appellate practice division at Cozen O'Connor in Philadelphia.