ALBANY, NY (AP) - New York voters will decide Nov. 5 whether to let the judges on the state's highest court keep handing down rulings and making case law until they turn 80 years old.
The seven Court of Appeals judges, appointed to 14-year terms, now must retire the year they turn 70.
Approval of the referendum would postpone mandatory retirement for five judges currently on the bench.
The constitutional amendment would also extend the mandatory retirement age for New York's main trial court to 80.
Currently those state Supreme Court justices can get three two-year extensions beyond the mandatory retirement age of 70 -- provided they get a certificate that there's a need and that they're still competent.
The referendum would authorize up to five extensions
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