The Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Jonathan Lippman, is leaving the bench at the end of the year. He's not leaving because he wants to.
He's leaving because he has to.
The age limit of 70 years old was set in the New York State Constitution in the mid-19th Century and Lippman reached it this year. Two years ago he helped push an amendment that would raise the limit to 80 years but it was soundly defeated at the ballot box. Former Governor David Paterson appointed the Manhattan native to the state's highest court in 2009.
With just six weeks left on the job, Lippman discusses with our Casey Seiler his time in office on this week's program.