During oral argument Thursday of a second case to force a pay raise for New York's judges, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Edward Lehner expressed views similar to those of an Albany judge, who last month ordered a trial to determine whether the Legislature's inaction since 1999 violates the separation-of-powers doctrine. Lehner also determined that he will rule separately on the pay raise issue. He took the case under advisement and urged the two sides to settle.
Second Ruling Is Promised on N.Y. Judicial Pay
New York Law Journal
January 14, 2008