Pa. Senate OKs Bill Aimed At Upping Judicial Retirement Age

Law360, Philadelphia (October 16, 2013, 7:27 PM EDT) -- After the axing of a series of lawsuits challenging the Pennsylvania Constitution’s mandatory retirement provision for state judges, lawmakers in Harrisburg gave approval on Tuesday to a bill aimed at upping the age jurists are forced from the bench from 70 to 75.

Coming three months after the Pennsylvania House of Representatives signed off on the measure, the Senate’s 44-6 vote ends the first stage in a multi-year process aimed at amending the state constitution to allow judges to stay on the bench until the last...
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