Bill would raise judicial retirement age


Lawmakers are considering a measure that would increase the mandatory retirement age for state judges to 80.

Democratic state Sen. Vic Miller asked the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday to raise the mandatory retirement age from 75, saying he doesn't believe there should be a retirement age.

"If it was up to me, and if I thought it was practical, there would be no age limit whatsoever because to me, age is meaningless. Ability is a criteria we should look at and not just some arbitrary number.

"Some people are never competent at any age, and others can contribute vastly . . .


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