Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye wrote New York Gov. David A. Paterson on Tuesday to assure him reports of judicial "slowdown" were "without basis." On Monday, Paterson had cautioned judges against engaging in tactics that would slow litigation to press their case for a raise. In her letter, Kaye wrote, "while some judges have individually chosen to recuse themselves from matters in which legislators or their firms appeared before them, there has not been -- nor will there be -- an adverse impact on litigants."
Chief Judge Writes N.Y. Governor to Deny Work 'Slowdown' by State's Judges
New York Law Journal
April 30, 2008