Judges Sue For Long-Awaited Pay Raise

Law360, New York (January 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Four New York jurists have sued the governor, the legislature and the office of the comptroller for violating a state constitutional statute against reducing judge compensation.

Though the salaries, which range from $122,700 to $151,200 a year, have not technically gone down, inflation has caused each of the state’s 1,300 judges to lose tens of thousands of dollars in purchasing power, the suit said.

“What we’re trying to do, and it’s a very simple concept, is we’re trying to retain the best judges by paying a...
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