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Janet DiFiore, chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals, addresses the House of Delegates at the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting on Friday, January 26, 2018 ..(Photo by David Handschuh/NYLJ) Janet DiFiore, chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals. (Photo by David Handschuh/NYLJ)

Difficult but necessary. That’s often how New York state court officials explained the decision to force out dozens of older judges as the system faced a $291 million budget cut this fiscal year.

But the maneuver, the judiciary’s most controversial austerity measure of the pandemic, is barely helping the court system resolve that budget cut.

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Ryan Tarinelli

Ryan Tarinelli is a reporter at the New York Law Journal. He is based at the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York. He can be reached through email at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter: @ryantarinelli.

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