Ill. High Court Quashes Retirement Law For Judges

Law360, New York (June 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The high court of Illinois has ruled that a law forcing judges to retire after age 75 violates the state's constitution, in a decision touted by the victor as the first case where a court in the U.S. has struck down a judicial retirement age.

In a 4-2 decision on Thursday, the Supreme Court of Illinois reversed a lower court's decision that dismissed the challenge of Judge William Maddux to the Compulsory Retirement of Judges Act. That law states that judges are “automatically retired” at the...
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