Six PA judges sue over mandatory retirement age

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 15, 2012 7:56 AM

(Harrisburg) -- Six Pennsylvania judges are suing over the state's mandatory retirement age of 70 for judges.

The judges filed the legal challenge yesterday in Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg.

They argue the retirement age in the state constitution violates their rights to equal protection and due process of law.

The defendants are Governor Corbett and his secretary of state, the treasurer and the state court administrator.

Their offices all say they had not seen the lawsuit or declined comment.

The lawsuit says the six judges are all veteran jurists in good physical and mental health and can perform their job duties.

The judges are on the bench in Philadelphia, Westmoreland and Northampton counties.

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