The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct on Monday warned the state's 1,300 judges that using recusals to protest legislative inaction on a pay raise could result in disciplinary action. The warning was issued despite what the commission called "the judiciary's understandable disappointment at the continuing compensation impasse." The agency also endorsed a pay raise for the judges as "well deserved and long overdue." The warning reinforced a similar caution issued by Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye.
Recusals Could Lead to Discipline, N.Y. Judicial Conduct Commission Warns
New York Law Journal
May 14, 2008