Tuesday, July 26, 2011

76 or Fight

Sally LeRoy

Looks like we'll get to vote on judge's age limits this November. Back in 1968 Ohio decided to put an age cap of 70 on judges. There are no upper age limits on any other elected office in Ohio. 1968 was also a huge year for youth as the median age made a sharp shift downwards due to the baby boom generation. In 1971 the voting age was dropped from 21 to 18. Ironically, these younguns now want to raise the age limits they applied when they were younger. Lessee, Sally LeRoy would be 68 this year….
This handy chart can kinda show how U.S. age distribution has changed over the years.

Notice how the top keeps getting thicker & that bulge in the middle keeps getting higher? That's ME!
Whatever. I don't see why we need to have an age limit on judges anyway. Our state legislature just likes controlling things, I guess.

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