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State of Virginia

History of Reform Efforts: Virginia

Unsuccessful Reform Efforts

The senate approved a bill (SB19) that would raise the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. A house committee approved an amended bill (HB783) setting the mandatory retirement age at 73, but the full house rejected the measure.

Numerous proposals have been introduced over the years to establish a formal judicial nominating commission, but no proposal has succeeded to date.