Oct 18, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York judicial officials have issued a rule to prevent state judges certified to work past the age of 70 from collecting both a pension and salary as a jurist.
The rule against so-called "double dipping" comes with voters scheduled to consider a referendum Nov. 5 to raise the age limit for state judges from 70 to 80. It was first reported Thursday by the New York Daily News. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jul 24, 2009 — The state's Commission on Judicial Nominations, heavily criticized by Governor David Paterson for lacking diversity in its selection of potential judges, has issued new rules to address the issue. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 13, 2008 — The state commission on judicial conduct is warning New York judges against taking retaliatory action against state lawmakers who have not raised the judges salaries in nearly ten years. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 02, 2007 — The state's judges are fuming over pay raises - they haven't had one in over eight years. Three judges were at the St Lawrence County courthouse yesterday, making their case to reporters. Jonathan Brown was there: Go to full article
Apr 12, 2007 — State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno says he backs a pay raise for state judges, as New York's top judge has demanded, and says the Senate may pass a bill when it returns from spring break on Monday. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 10, 2007 — A fed-up Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Judge Judith Kaye, says he's infuriated that the latest state budget does not include pay raises for judges. She says she may sue the governor and legislature to get the salary increases, or may take unilateral action to hike the judge's pay herself. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2006 — Governor-elect Eliot Spitzer will have the opportunity to change the make up of the state's highest court in the next year and a half. At a hearing today held by Senate Democrats, prominent members of the legal community urged Spitzer to consider ethnic and racial diversity when he makes his decisions. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article