The Roofers Union scandal notwithstanding, Philadelphia voters did not rise up Tuesday and demand judicial reform. The only message that can be garnered
from the returns on the judicial races was that, once you get beyond the high- profile contests, Philadelphia is still a solid Democratic town.
That was good news for the Common Pleas Court candidates known as "Casey Five" - especially for Legrome D. Davis, John W. Herron and C. Darnell Jones 2d. Political upstarts appointed on merit alone, they had been denied Senate confirmation and had had to fight their way on to the Democratic ballot by narrowly defeating the party-backed candidates in the primary. On Tuesday, with the party machine added to their earlier base of support, they cruised to lopsided victories.