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Judges Shouldn’t Retire at 75, Class Claims

CHICAGO (CN) - An Illinois law requiring judges to retire at age 75 violates voters' right to pick the judicial candidate of their choice, a class action claims in Federal Court. The Illinois Constitution clearly gives voters the right to retain or reject judicial candidates, the plaintiffs claim in their challenge of the Judicial Retirement Act.

"If defendants are permitted to declare the offices of judges who would otherwise be affected by application of [the Act], plaintiffs will have been denied their right to freely select and retain candidates of their choice as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America," the lawsuit claims.

The class is represented by David Novoselsky.

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