“Motives for Chief Justice Castille’s retention run scrutinized”

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Chief Justice Ron Castille wants voters to give him one more 10-year term on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, even though he will serve only a year because of the mandatory retirement law for judges.

Castille is running for retention — a “yes” or “no” choice by voters on Nov. 5 — but he will turn 70 in March and must retire by Dec. 31, 2014. His campaign is fueled by a $50,000 contribution from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, records show.

(H/T How Appealing).

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