NY Says Cut To Judges' Health Benefits Is Constitutional

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 7:12 PM EST) -- The state of New York on Thursday urged the Appellate Division to dismiss a suit challenging a state law that reduced New York's contribution to the health insurance premiums of current and retired state judges, claiming the law does not violate the New York constitution.

New York Assistant Solicitor General Brian A. Sutherland argued that the increase in health costs doesn’t run afoul of the state’s constitutional mandate that judge’s compensation cannot be diminished while they remain in office, because there has been no reduction in...
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