OH chief justice wants judge age requirement change
Sarah Beth Hensley, WCPO Digital
7:28 AM, Sep 29, 2011
Ohio's chief justice is urging voters to change the age requirements for judges in the state.
Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor is backing a ballot issue that would raise the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. O'Connor said on the Supreme Court of Ohio website that supporting the ballot issue, known as State Issue 1, will help maintain a strong court system.
"This arbitrary age limit eliminates some of our most experienced judges from serving Ohio and administering justice fairly and impartially. No other elected office has any age limit whatsoever," she said in a release.