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Judges making a pitch to remain on bench until the year in which they turn 80.

posted Oct 23, 2013, 4:54 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated May 13, 2015, 11:53 AM by Lou Bara ]
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In an unprecedented quasi-political move, judges have been green-lighted to make campaign-like appearances this fall to pitch passage of a statewide ballot proposal that would give some members of the judiciary the ability to serve through the year in which they turn 80.

Current law permits state judges to remain on the bench through their 76th year.

As such, expect to see Supreme Court Justice John Fusco making forays to Staten Island senior citizen centers to make the case directly to seniors that they should vote "yes" on ballot proposal 6 to change the New York state constitution to "increase the maximum age until which certain state judges may serve."

By Judy L. Randall 
on September 29, 2013 at 7:00 AM, updated September 29, 2013 at 7:09 AM