NJ Lawmakers Rip Ruling On Judges' Pension Contributions

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 6:15 PM EDT) -- Three days after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to make judges pay more toward their pensions and health benefits, lawmakers on Thursday threw their support behind a referendum to amend the state constitution to allow for the hikes.

At a New Jersey Senate Labor Committee hearing on the proposed amendment, which would go before voters in a referendum in November, lawmakers said the state high court erred in finding that the increased contributions mandated under a 2011 law amounted to salary cuts for...
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