Pa. High Court Keeps Judicial Age Limits Intact

Law360, Philadelphia (June 17, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the state’s mandatory judicial retirement age, concluding that a constitutional amendment obligating judges step down at the end of the year they turn 70 does not violate their inalienable rights.

In a unanimous decision, the high court noted that while it was theoretically possible that a constitutional amendment could impinge upon other constitutionally granted rights, the judges failed to show they had been fundamentally harmed by the amendment.

“We do not believe that the charter’s framers...
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