N.Y. Judges' Pay Plateau Unconstitutional: Suit

Law360, New York (September 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Frustrated by an eight-year pay plateau, four New York judges filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the state, saying state lawmakers' “political in-fighting” is to blame for the pay freeze, and that the freeze violates New York State's constitution.

Joined by Cattaraugus County family court judge Michael Nenno, three New York City judges — criminal judge Patricia Nunez, civil judge Geoffrey Wright, and family court judge Susan Larabee — said that although their pay hasn't risen since 1999, the cost of living in the state has....
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