Judge: Marullo can stay on ballot

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Posted: Sep 1, 2014 4:15 PM by APNewsNow
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Topics: Orleans Parish, Criminal Court, judge, Frank Marullo Jr, term

NEW ORLEANS - Orleans Parish Criminal Court Judge Frank Marullo Jr. has survived an initial challenge to his seeking a sixth term

The 74-year-old Marullo is running against lawyers Graham Bosworth, Brigid Collins, Rudy Gorrell and Marie Williams.

A judge Friday Marullo was not only qualified to run for another term, but that his age didn't threaten his eligibility as a candidate.

The attorney for three New Orleans voters who want Marullo's name off the Nov. 4 ballot will appeal.

Marullo joined the criminal court bench in September 1974. The 1974 constitution went into effect on Jan. 1, 1975, and set judges' retirement at 70.

Marullo argued an earlier constitution set retirement at 75 and he would finish his term.

Voters will decide in November whether to repeal the retirement age for judges.

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