Now, the reason why, in spite of the fact that I have so many friends in this audience that this might affect, the reason why I believe that our legislature could well and should provide for the retirement of judges at seventy or upon the expiration of the term of service during which they reached the age of seventy is because of the fact that the voluntary retirement law does not work either with the federal judiciary or with our state courts. The reason that it doesn't work is the precise reason why I believe the retirement should be compulsory, and that is after you reach a certain age you do not have the same judgment of matters and particularly of yourself that you have at an earlier age.
Nat W. Brown,
At What Ages Should the Judges Be Retired?,
22 Wash. L. Rev. & St. B.J.
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