Pa. Judges Sue State To Strike Mandatory Retirement

Law360, Philadelphia (November 14, 2012, 8:46 PM EST) -- Six Pennsylvania judges sued the state’s governor and other officials Wednesday, contending that a provision of the state constitution imposing a mandatory retirement age for the judiciary violates their rights under the U.S. and Pennsylvania constitutions.

In the suit, filed in the state’s Commonwealth Court, judges John Driscoll, John W. Herron, Sandra Mazer Moss, Joseph D. O’Keefe, Leonard N. Zito and Senior Judge Benjamin Lerner argued that the law — which requires that judges step down at the end of the calendar year in which they...
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