HARRISBURG(AP) — The chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court plans to relinquish that title to a colleague in a few months but stay on the court until his full retirement at year’s end. Chief Justice Thomas Saylor said Monday the position of chief justice will be filled by Justice Max Baer on April 1. Voters will pick a replacement for Saylor later this year in a statewide election. Baer will become chief justice because Saylor’s departure will make him the court’s senior jurist.

JUSTICE THOMAS SAYLOR

JUSTICE MAX BAER