Governor Tom Wolf is now tasked with appointing a new justice to fill a vacancy on the State Supreme Court, although his choice will be subject to state senate approval. The position became vacant with the death of Chief Justice Max Baer last weekend. An election for the seat has been scheduled for 2023. The court says Justice Debra Todd, who was set to replace Mr. Baer after he retired, will now serve as chief justice. She is the first woman to lead the state’s high court.