Top NY Judges Could See Retirement Age Bumped To 80

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 6:59 PM EST) -- The recent mandatory retirement of New York Court of Appeals Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick is likely to provide a boost to legislation that could clear the way for a referendum as early as November on whether top state judges can serve an additional decade beyond their 70th birthdays.

The proposed amendment to the state's constitution, which passed both houses of the New York legislature in June, was a part of a group of bills introduced in the state Senate's Judiciary Committee, chaired by Middletown, N.Y., Republican...
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