The Washington State Judge Retirements Amendment
, numbered as Amendment 25
, also known as HJR 6, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot
in the State of Washington
as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment
, where it was approved.
| Amendment 25|
| Yes|| 618,141|| 74.11%|
Amendment 25 added a new Section 3(a) to Article IV of the Washington State Constitution.
The section that was added to the constitution by Amendment 25 says:
- "A judge of the supreme court or the superior court shall retire from judicial office at the end of the calendar year in which he attains the age of seventy-five years. The legislature may, from time to time, fix a lesser age for mandatory retirement, not earlier than the end of the calendar year in which any such judge attains the age of seventy years, as the legislature deems proper. This provision shall not affect the term to which any such judge shall have been elected or appointed prior to, or at the time of, approval and ratification of this provision. Notwithstanding the limitations of this section, the legislature may by general law authorize or require the retirement of judges for physical or mental disability, or any cause rendering judges incapable of performing their judicial duties."