The Nation: Senior Lib

In December 1972, two months before reaching age 70 and mandatory retirement, Martin Weisbrod, an attorney in the Chicago office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, brought suit in federal court, declaring that the civil service provision forcing him out of his job was unconstitutional. Though Weisbrod was rehired on a temporary basis under a special federal provision, he has continued to press his case, and last week the American Medical Association an nounced that it will join his suit as a friend of the court.

Declared A.M.A. General Counsel Bernard...

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