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A more diverse court

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

Judges warned against using authority to protest pay

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

North Country judges demand pay raises

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

Senate leader backs judicial pay raises

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

Kaye derides lawmakers for failing to raise judge salaries

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

Spitzer urged to consider court diversity

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

Judiciary Submits Budget Request

Judges in New York want Governor George Pataki to give them a pay raise this year in the new budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Vermont State Constitution

Vermont Voters will have a chance to weigh in this fall on whether to rewrite part of the state constitution. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

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