Pa. Bills On Traffic Court, Judicial Retirement Advance

Law360, Philadelphia (May 14, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- A series of bills aimed at reforming Pennsylvania's judiciary moved forward Tuesday, as the House Judiciary Committee advanced legislation aimed at both eliminating the troubled Philadelphia Traffic Court and raising the mandatory judicial retirement age.

A pair of bills that would amend the constitution to abolish the Philadelphia Traffic Court and transfer its responsibilities to the Philadelphia Municipal Court sailed through the committee, and a bill that would amend the constitution to boost the judicial retirement age to 75 also passed easily.

But legislators on the...
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