Pa. Hit With 3rd Suit Over Judges' Mandatory Retirement Age

Law360, Philadelphia (February 28, 2013, 6:07 PM EST) -- A group of Pennsylvania judges has launched the latest in a series of bids challenging a provision in the state’s constitution setting a mandatory retirement age for members of the judiciary.

The suit, which follows two similar November complaints, was filed on behalf of two judges who say the mandatory retirement age infringes on property rights enshrined in the Pennsylvania Constitution by discriminatorily stripping them of their ability to earn a paycheck.

“Like race, national origin and gender, age is an immutable characteristic that bears no...
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