BY WILLIAM I. COWIN
At age 34 in 1972, I voted in favor of an initiative petition that amended the Massachusetts Constitution to provide for the mandatory retirement of all state-court judges who reached the age of 70. I thought it was a good idea at the time and still do. Besides, I thought it unlikely that I would ever be a judge, and it was by no means a certainty that I would ever reach 70. Wrong on both counts, I awoke on my birthday in 2008 to the realization that I was out of a job. Read Entire Article.