Mandatory retirement age for judges may appear on Wyoming's ballot in 2014

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January 15, 2013

Wyoming

By Eric Veram

Cheyenne, Wyoming: Voters in Wyoming may get a chance to vote on whether the state should abolish its mandatory retirement age for district court judges and Supreme Court justices. The mandatory retirement age is currently seventy and some officials say it leads to a loss of experience and institutional knowledge when a judge is forced to retire. Wyoming Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kite called for a change to the law in here 2012 State of the Judiciary address saying, "No other state government position is limited in such a way, and we are all realizing just how young that is and how much many of us can contribute after that age." Representative Dan Zwonitzer is sponsoring the bill which would place the question on the 2014 ballot.[1]

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