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Letter: Question on raising retirement age

Judge Jonathan Lippman shown during a swearing-in ceremony

Judge Jonathan Lippman shown during a swearing-in ceremony at the New York State Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y. (Feb. 25, 2009) Credit: AP

Retirement is what many people look forward to after many years of hard work. On Election Day, New Yorkers voted on whether to let some judges work until age 80 ["Split on extending retirement age," News, Oct. 28]. At such an old age, people should not have to work anymore. Working at 80 is a tough task for anyone to handle.

The judges' pride may make them work for 10 more years, but it may be too much and not what is best for them or their loved ones.

Maurice Rose, Valley Stream
 

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