Letters to the Editor

Understanding the issue

State Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman recently published a commentary, “Question on judicial retirements bipartisan, easy to understand.” (Daily Local News, Sept. 19).

Corman’s apologia took about 10 paragraphs, never once citing the relevant portion of our state constitution, Article V, Section 16(b): “Justices, judges and justices of the peace shall be retired upon attaining the age of 70 years.”

This could be included as a preface to the ballot question: “Shall the Constitution of Pennsylvania be amended to require that justices, judges, and magisterial district judges be retired on the last day of the calendar year in which they attain the age of 75 years, instead of the existing requirement that they retire upon attaining the age of seventy years.”

Then the voters can decide.

Roger J. Brown, Coatesville