In Federalist No. 79, Publius (Alexander Hamilton) argues that independent judges should serve for life. I agreed and voted to increase the retirement age during the primary. But in nine of 11 state referenda on this topic since 1995, the measure has failed.
NorCo Council member Hayden Phillips sums up his opposition on Facebook:
I am not in favor of raising the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75 years old. It is not based on my opinion of the mental capacity of 71 year old jurists. It is based on my belief in term limits. Raising the retirement age will add 5 more years before mandatory change can take place and I don't think that is a good thing.