Big Cases, Scandal Compel Pa. Chief Justice’s Retention Bid

Law360, Philadelphia (January 14, 2013, 7:00 PM EST) -- With appeals pending before Pennsylvania’s highest court on issues including legislative redistricting and new fracking regulations and one justice sidelined by a corruption case, Chief Justice Ron Castille told Law360 in an interview that important unfinished business had inspired him to seek re-election.

Even if Justice Castille, 68, wins retention in November, he could be forced out at the end of 2014 after just one additional year on the bench under a provision of the state’s Constitution that compels judges to retire after turning 70. However,...
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