A New York state court on Friday dismissed all but one of the grounds in a suit filed by three judges seeking their first pay increase since January 1999. Acting Supreme Court Justice Thomas J. McNamara rejected a variety of constitutional and statutory arguments made by the judges. He allowed one claim -- that the lack of a pay increase has impinged on the independence of the judiciary -- to proceed to trial but indicated that the plaintiffs would face an uphill battle.
Most of N.Y. Judicial Pay Lawsuit Rejected; Last Issue Draws Skepticism
New York Law Journal
December 3, 2007