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Measure Details

Proposed Amendment No. 5

Louisiana Ballot Measure - Act No. 875

Election: Nov. 4, 2014 (General)
Outcome: Failed

Categories:
Constitution
Judicial Branch

Yes
562,780
(41.81%)

No
783,402
(58.19%)

Summary

Present Constitution provides for a mandatory retirement age of seventy for a judge, except that a judge who turns seventy
while serving a term of office may complete that term of office.

Proposed Constitutional Amendment removes the mandatory retirement age of a judge.

Measure Text

Do you support an amendment to remove the constitutional requirement that a
judge retire upon attaining the age of seventy or, if his seventieth birthday occurs during his term, that he retire upon completion of that term?

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