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A Response to Pennsylvania's So-Called Constitutional Crisis

, The Legal Intelligencer

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A recent opinion piece by Northampton County District Attorney John M. Morganelli published in The Legal about the case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court challenging the mandatory retirement provision for judges asked, rhetorically: "What happens when judicial self-interest collides with the Constitution?" Morganelli then proceeded to pronounce that "Pennsylvania may be on the precipice of a constitutional crisis" and suggested that the 11 judges who brought these three lawsuits must somehow be engaged in some grand conspiracy because there is precedent from some 20-plus years ago upholding the constitutional provision now being challenged. Morganelli should know better.

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