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NY's Top State Judges Sharply Question Own Benefits
With the government fighting to reduce its contributions to state employees' insurance plans, the judges claim that doing so would violate the compensation clause of the New York Constitution.

This law holds that "the compensation of a judge ... or of a retired judge ... shall be established by law and shall not be diminished during the term of office for which he or she was elected or appointed."

Perhaps demonstrating their own fair-mindedness at oral arguments Wednesday, Rivera and the other six judges with the New York Court of Appeals appeared to a dim view of the more expansive definition of the term "compensation" put forward by the challengers.

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by Cat on Thu Oct 12th, 2017 at 11:19:57 PM EST
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