Chief Judge Judith S. Kaye on Thursday cautioned New York's 1,300 judges that they will "hurt our cause" for a pay raise by insulting state officials and recusing themselves in retaliation from cases in which legislators or their firms appear. Kaye's e-mail followed a letter she wrote Tuesday to New York's governor, assuring him that accounts of a "judicial slowdown" were "without basis."
N.Y. Judges Warned Against Tactics That Hurt Pay Hike 'Cause'
New York Law Journal
May 5, 2008