Pa. AG Says No Master Needed In Judicial Retirement Suit

Law360, Philadelphia (May 23, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General on Wednesday fired back at a petition seeking the appointment of a special master to gather evidence in a suit challenging a provision of the state constitution forcing judges into retirement after turning 70, arguing that the matter presented only questions of law.

In a brief filed with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the OAG said that the justices had already made clear their position on both the constitutionality of mandatory retirement for judges and the need to develop an evidentiary...
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