Pa. Supreme Court rejects changing mandatory judicial retirement

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 06:00 AM Written by  Ipso Facto

20121224 pasupremecourtlogo 150The PG's Paula Reed Ward reports on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's rejection of a legal challenge to the Commonwealth's mandatory retirement age for judges, stating the proper way to change it is through state constitutional amendment:

"The mandatory retirement age was written into Pennsylvania law as part of the 1967-68 constitutional convention, and under the law can only be changed with legislation being passed in two consecutive sessions to be followed by a statewide referendum."

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