Judicial Retirement Question Challenged in Federal Court

The legal battle over a controversial ballot measure that could raise the mandatory retirement age for Pennsylvania's judges is not yet settled, despite an exhaustive run of litigation in state court that concluded earlier this week with the question set to appear Nov. 8.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waves as she enters the Montgomery County courtroom on Thursday, August 11, 2016, to continue her trial in Norristown, Pa. Kane, a first-term Democrat, is accused of leaking secret grand jury documents to the press and lying about it under oath. (Art Gentile/Bucks County Courier Times via AP, Pool)
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    By Ben Seal

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