N.Y. Chief Judge Sues State Over Judicial Pay Freeze

Law360, New York (April 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- New York Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye has filed suit on behalf of the state’s judiciary against New York’s governor and legislature, claiming the nine-year freeze on judicial pay violates New York’s constitution.

In her complaint, filed Thursday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Chief Judge Kaye alleges that Gov. David Paterson and the state’s legislators violated the separation of power and independence of the judiciary by failing to provide state supreme court judges and other state judges adequate compensation and by...
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