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Challenge to mandatory retirement for judges fails

Jun 21, 2013 Judges in Pennsylvania have failed in their bid to prove that the state’s mandatory retirement age is constitutionally invalid. The provision requiring compulsory retirement at age 70 was adopted as a state…

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What to do with ageing US judges?

Jan 19, 2011 There is an fascinating article in Slate about ageing federal judges in the US. It points out that life tenure, intended to foster judicial independence, was enshrined in the constitution when it was ratified in 1789.…

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Like A Job As A Monarch? Women May Now Apply!

Apr 21, 2008 The law that forces the daughter of a monarch to make way for her younger brother in the succession could be abolished under new equality legislation. Ministers want to give women equal rights to succeed the throne,…

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Scalia Says 'Living Constitution' Reduces Democracy

Mar 6, 2008 American democracy has been weakened by a shift toward a so-called "living Constitution" that gives judges more power and lawmakers less, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Tuesday during an appearance at the…

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