Court of Appeals judges should not be exempted from having their physical and mental fitness certified if they want to remain on the Court past age 70, the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates determined Saturday.

The delegates amended a proposal made by a committee chaired by E. Leo Milonas, former chief state administrative judge, which had recommended that the age limit for judges on the Court of Appeals — New York state’s high court — be extended to 76 from 70 and without recertification. (State Supreme Court justices may serve until age 76 with recertification every two years after turning 70.)

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