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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Dies SUDDENLY Just Months Before Retirement


Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Max Baer died suddenly in his home near Pittsburgh.

He was 74-years-old, and only a few short months away from retiring at the end of the year.

State Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd has taken over as chief justice due to her seniority on the court.

She called the passing of Justice Baer: “a tremendous loss for the Court and all of Pennsylvania.”

Baer was originally elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2003.

He only became chief justice in 2021, following a lengthy law career.

His cause of death has not been announced.

CBS reported on his tragic passing:

The Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Max Baer, has died.

According to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, he died suddenly at his home near Pittsburgh.

“This is a tremendous loss for the Court and all of Pennsylvania,” said now Chief Justice Debra Todd, who is the longest serving justice on the court.

Fox News provided more on the career of Chief Justice Baer:

Baer was first elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2003 and was sworn in as chief justice in 2021 after a lengthy career in law, according to local news outlet Post Gazette.

The justice was set to retire at the end of the year at the age of 75, which is the court’s mandatory age retirement.

The Pittsburgh native reportedly graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971 before obtaining his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 1975.

Many sent their thoughts and prayers to Chief Justice Max Baer’s family:

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