Ex-Pa. Chief Justice Ron Castille: I Want to Be U.S. Attorney
Ron Castille wants to come out of retirement.
The ex-Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court tells The Legal Intelligencer he wants to be the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under President Donald Trump.
Castille was also district attorney of Philadelphia form 1986 to 1991. He ran for mayor that year, but lost the Republican primary to Frank Rizzo (who died before the general election).
“I’m ready for another challenge,” Castille told the Intelligencer, “and with my experience I’d do well for the office.”
Castille, a Republican who has a Bronze Star and other awards from his service as a platoon commander in the Marines during Vietnam, retired from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2014 when he reached the then-mandatory retirement age of 70. (It was raised to 75 by voters earlier this month.)
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