Pa. AG Backs State-Mandated Retirement For Judges Over 70

Law360, Philadelphia (March 4, 2013, 3:13 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General last week defended a provision of the state constitution that forces state judges to retire upon reaching the age of 70, arguing that the mandate was a democratically valid qualification placed on judicial offices.

The attorney general’s office — firing back at a lawsuit filed on behalf of Judge Arthur Tilson, a jurist in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, challenging the mandatory retirement provision on grounds it violated equal protection and due process rights — said on Feb....
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