Pa. Lawmaker Seeks Nix Of Mandatory Judge Retirement Age

Law360, New York (January 22, 2013, 1:31 PM EST) -- Pennsylvania judges will no longer have to follow a state constitutional provision mandating they step down at the end of the calendar year in which they turn 70 if an amendment introduced Friday by a state senator is signed into law.

The joint resolution sponsored by Republican Sen. Stewart Greenleaf seeks to strike the provision, which requires judges, justices and justices of the peace to leave the bench upon hitting the mandatory retirement age, adding to a growing chorus of dissent over Pennsylvania's ability to impose...
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