The New Jersey Supreme Court on July 30 rejected a constitutional challenge to the use of recall judges, where judges who have passed the mandatory retirement age of 70 are temporarily restored to active service to help handle ever-increasing case loads.

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner, writing for the 5-1 majority in State v. Buckner, said there was nothing in the language of the 1947 state constitution that prevented the Legislature from enacting the recall statute, N.J.S.A. 6A-13.

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