NY State Judges Cleared To Take Second Jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s judges will be allowed to take on second jobs after 12 years without a raise.

Strict conflict-of-interest rules make it difficult for judges to moonlight in other legal industry jobs. But Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman agreed to loosen the rules on a case-by-case basis.

The Daily News reports that Lippman recently said it was “obscene” that judges haven’t been given raises. The holdup is due to a legislative standoff in Albany. Several former and current judges have sued to force the Legislature to give them more money.

Supreme Court justices make $136,700 a year.

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  • Rosemary Bufano

    The Supreme Court Justices deserve a raise that reflects their education,
    intelligence, difficult work and desire to help the public.

  • AM

    First, it’s a shame that judges have to be forced to moonlight. Second, they deserve a raise in par with the nature of their job which deserves appreciation of the fact that they have to be totally independent.

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