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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Ind. Gov't. - More on: Appellate jurists could serve till 80 under proposed bill [Updated]

Updating this post from Jan. 5th, the ILB just watched the video of the Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on SB 12, authored by Senator Buck, which would raise the age for retirement for Indiana appellate jurists from 75 to 80. Buck said the only change from his same bill last year was that last year there was no age limit.

The sound was bad. There was no public testimony. One senator, who I could not identify, commented that raising the the retirement age lessened the opportunity for younger attorneys to fill the seats. I could not hear the vote, but the bill moved to the floor in less than two minutes.

[Updated at 10:29 AM]
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Randy Head ‏@Randy_Head 2m2 minutes ago
@indianalawblog The vote was 5-4. I spoke against the bill on the grounds you mentioned. I will try to address the sound issue.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 7, 2015 10:10 AM
Posted to Indiana Government