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Pennsylvania Raises Judicial Retirement Age

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November 11, 2016

Pennsylvania voters approved a constitutional amendment to raise the mandatory retirement age for judges in Pennsylvania to 75 years old, from 70. A little less than 51 percent of the state’s voters supported the change. The measure was placed on the spring ballot, but a legal argument raged for months over how it was worded. The change will allow 19 judges, including the state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Saylor, to continue to serve.

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