University of Pittsburgh

John Burkoff Comments on Initiative to Raise Retirement Age for Judges

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October 16, 2013

Professor John Burkoff commented in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review on a legislative initiative to amend the state Constitution to raise the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. “We do ourselves a disservice by forcing retirement (of judges) so early,” Burkoff commented, “I think it would make a lot more sense to let judges stay on the bench longer, at least until the point where they actually show signs that they can no longer do the job effectively.”

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