The seven judges of the New York Court of Appeals were sued yesterday by the state’s criminal defense bar, which is seeking to overturn the Court’s decision to slash pay for counsel in capital cases by as much as 50 percent.

In an extraordinary lawsuit, the 1,100-member State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and four individual attorneys certified to handle capital cases claimed the Court of Appeals violated key provisions of Judiciary Law �35-B, which governs compensation in capital cases.

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