NY Court Orders Authorization Of Judicial Pay Raises

Law360, New York (June 17, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A New York court has ordered state legislators to authorize cost-of-living pay increases for state-paid judges, paving the way for an appeals court to decide whether New York's judges will get their long-awaited raises.

Judge Edward H. Lehner of the New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a motion for summary judgment by former New York Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye in her suit against New York's governor and state legislature, ruling that a law linking judges' pay increases with legislators' had put an unconstitutional...
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