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Chief Judge Janet DiFiore addresses the House of Delegates at the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting on Friday, January 26, 2018 Chief Judge Janet DiFiore. Photo: David Handschuh/NYLJ

After introducing a series of austerity measures, New York’s court system will have enough money to pay for the return of older state judges who were ousted due to pandemic budget cuts, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore revealed Wednesday.

The announcement is a sudden about-face for DiFiore’s administration as they have vigorously defended the austerity measure, which forced out dozens of older judges due to a deep 10% budget cut from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. 

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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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