Stymied for a fourth straight fiscal year in securing a pay raise for New York state court judges, Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye sued the Legislature and Gov. David A. Paterson on Thursday to force the first judicial salary increase in New York since 1999. In a message to 1,300 judges, Kaye and Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau said the exclusion of a pay raise in the budget adopted on Wednesday left them "with no choice but to take legal action to address this intolerable situation."
N.Y. State Chief Judge Sues State to Secure Judicial Pay Hike
New York Law Journal
April 11, 2008