Retirement Age Bump For NY Judges Takes Step Forward

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT) -- A proposed constitutional amendment that would raise the mandatory retirement age from 70 to 74 for New York's judges moved out of the state senate's Republican-controlled judiciary committee on Tuesday, but its prospects in the Democrat-dominated state assembly were unclear.

A competing version that already has passed both houses of New York's legislature would amend the Empire State's constitution to allow justices on New York's Supreme Court to serve until age 80 — but would not apply to county judges, many of whom reside upstate in...
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