Pa. Judges Lose 2nd Mandatory Retirement Challenge

Law360, Philadelphia (July 17, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday shot down a bid by a group of challengers seeking to overturn a provision in the state’s constitution forcing judges into retirement after turning 70, saying the dispute centered around a question of law that had already been settled.

The justices rejected a petition asking that a special master be appointed to collect evidence regarding demographic changes and increased longevity that the challengers said would prove the mandatory retirement provision, which was included in the Pennsylvania Constitution in 1968, was...
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