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Top Judge Sues for Pay Hike

Friday, April 11, 2008

New York's chief judge has sued the state because she and her colleagues haven't had a pay raise in 10 years.

Judith Kaye's attorney, Bernard Nussbaum, says New York's refusal to grant annual cost-of-living increases to judges has widespread effects on morale.

NUSSBAUM: It's no good for judges, it's no good for lawyers, it's no good for the public.

REPORTER: The State Senate has passed two bills authorizing judicial pay raises. One links the pay raises to salary increases for lawmakers, the other does not.

The Assembly has not acted on those two bills.

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