Pa. Judges Lose Mandatory Retirement Fight In Fed. Court

Law360, Philadelphia (September 24, 2013, 4:40 PM ET) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday threw out a challenge brought by four state judges to a mandatory judicial retirement law, finding that judges do not have a constitutionally protected property right to employment after the age of 70.

U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III’s decision to dismiss the case follows a similar ruling against a separate set of Pennsylvania judges in state court, with both courts concluding that only the state’s voters and representatives have the ability to amend the law.

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