So an old judge from New York City who stands to personally benefit from any pay raise given to the judiciary rules that the State has been wrongly denying the judges a raise and must address this horrible situations within the next 90 days or else.
Judge Lehner ruled that it's wrong to tie judicial pay raises to other issues (like this is the only issue in the history of democracy where that's happened. It's called horse trading, Judge Jackass.) and ordered essentially a 28 percent raise.
I hope the state appeals and appeals and appeals some more this ruling. Again, maybe judges deserve a raise. But the sheer arrogance of sitting judges suing in the court of one of their colleagues who then rules in their favor is so a gross abuse of power that I am actually ashamed for them.
Perhaps Upstate should sue over the lack of property tax relief, the lack of a good brownfields bill, the number of labor giveaways that have driven up costs. All of these issues have been held hostage in Albany too. Of course, the judges would laugh us out of the courtroom and say that only legislators can make these decisions.
Well you know what....only legislators can increase the pay of judges. The state constitution says so. So, judges, welcome to the band wagon of people getting screwed....only the rest of us can't abuse our positions to get what we want like you can.