Michelle Bond has this story on Philly.com, headlined, “Federal court asked to invalidate Pa. judge-retirement vote.”
The article begins:
Two former Supreme Court chief justices and a prominent Philadelphia lawyer are asking a federal court to declare a ballot question extending state judges’ retirement age unconstitutional and any votes cast on it invalid.
The complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court by former Supreme Court Chief Justices Ronald D. Castille and Stephen Zappala Sr. and Philadelphia attorney Richard A. Sprague also asks for an injunction to prevent the tally of votes on the ballot question. It comes less than two weeks until voters are to decide whether to raise the retirement age of state judges from 70, to 75.
I bet I’m not the only one who finds it ironic to see Castille turning to the federal courts.