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PRESS IN ACTION:
Judicial Pay & the Commission on Judicial Compensation
(May - September 2011)
(
A Chronicle of Superficiality, Bias & Journalistic Fraud)

 

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Click here for referred-to webpage:
Bringing Transparency, Evidence & Public Accountability
to the One-Sided, Media-Created View
(Swallowed Whole from the Judicial-Legal Establishment)
that NYS Judges are Underpaid & Entitled to a Raise


CJA's May 23, 2011 e-mail to New York Law Journal (Joel Stashenko); New York Times (William Glaberson; James Barron; Editorial Board) -- "Subject: (1) NYS Commission on Judicial Compensation -- Inoperative & Inaccessible to the Public; (2) The Public's Evidence -- Presented & Proffered at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings, Disentitling the Judiciary to any Increased Compensation"

ATTACHING:  CJA's May 23, 2011 letter to Governor Cuomo, Temporary Senate President Skelos, Assembly Speaker Silver & Chief Judge Lippman  -- "RE:  (1) NYS's Commission on Judicial Compensation -- Inoperative & Inaccessible to the Public; (2) Evidence Disentitling NYS's Judiciary to Increased Compensation, Presented and Proffered by the Public at the NYS Senate Judiciary Committee's June 8, 2009 and September 24, 2009 Public Hearings -- as to which There Has Been No Investigation, No Findings, and No Committee Report" 


            
click here for New York Law Journal coverage prior to CJA's May 23, 2011 letter

       click here for New York Times coverage prior to CJA's May 23, 2011 letter
      

CJA's June 6, 2011 e-mail to NYLJ (Joel Stashenko) -- "Subject: (1) NYS Commission on Judicial Compensation -- Inoperative & Inaccessible to the Public; (2) The Public's Evidence -- Presented & Proffered at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings, Disentitling the Judiciary to any Increased Compensation"

CJA's June 6, 2011 e-mail to NYLJ (Joel Stashenko) -- "Subject: by the way: Today marks 66 days past the April 1st start-up date for the Commission on Judicial Compensation --"

CJA's June 6, 2011 e-mail to NYT (Albany Bureau: Danny Hakim, Nicholas Confessore; Metro Desk)-- "Subject: NYS Commission on Judicial Compensation -- Inoperative & Inaccessible to the Public"

JUNE 13, 2011 -- DAY 73 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

        NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL:   "Cuomo Appointments Finalize Judicial Pay Panel",
                    Joel Stashenko, front-page lead "News in Brief" item  
internet

CJA's June 13, 2011 e-mail to NYLJ (Joel Stashenko), with cc to Daniel Wise, Kris Fischer) -- "Subject: NY's Judicial Compensation Commission: not yet operational or accessible to the public on day 73 of its maximum 150-day statutorily-limited existence" 
              (
enclosing CJA's 6-10-11 FOIL request to OCA -- "RE: Request for Records of Judicial Resignations Based on Insufficient Compensation")

CJA's June 13, 2011 e-mail to NYT: Metro Desk-Bill Glaberson, Albany Bureau-Danny Hakim, Nicholas Confessore, Editorial Board 
               (
enclosing CJA's 6-10-11 FOIL request to OCA
-- "RE: Request for Records of Judicial Resignations Based on Insufficient Compensation")

                   -- & continuing with the Albany's Legislative Press Corps --

CJA's June 13, 2011 e-mails -- "Subject: NY's Commission on Judicial Confirmation: NOT OPERATIONAL OR ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC on day 73 of its maximum 150-day statutorily-limited existence"  
             
(enclosing CJA's 6-10-11 FOIL request to OCA -- "RE: Request for Records of Judicial Resignations Based on Insufficient Compensation")

        (1)
Wall Street Journal:  Jacob Gershman
        (2)
Associated Press:  Michael Virtanen, Michael Gormley
        (3)
Albany Times Union:  Casey Seiler, Jimmy Vielkind, Jim Odato, Rick Karlin
        (4)
New York Post:  Fredric Dicker, Brendan Scott
        (5)
Newsday: Yancey Roy
        (6)
Capital Tonight - YNN TV:  Elizabeth Benjamin
        (7)
Syracuse Post Standard: Teri Weaver
        (8)
Buffalo News: Tom Precious
        (9)
Daily News: Ken Lovett, Bill Hammond, Glenn Blain
        (10)
NYS Public Radio Network: Karen DeWitt
        (11)
NYSNYS News/NYSNYS.COM:  Kyle Hughes
        (12)
Gannett News Service:  Joe Spector, Cara Matthews, Jonathan Campbell
        (13)
Business Review:  Adam Sichko
        (14)
Cuyler News Service: Betty Flood, Janet Sanders, Amy Despirito
        (15)
Empire State Report: Stephen Acunto, Jr.
        (16)
New York Now: Matt Ryan
        (17)
The Capitol: Andrew Hawkins
        (18)
NY 1 News: Erin Billups
        (19)
WGY 810: Chuck Custer
        (20)
Syracuse Public Radio/TV:  Susan Arbetter

        click here for coverage by other press prior to CJA's June 13, 2011 letter
 

JUNE 16, 2011 -- DAY 76 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

          REUTERS THOMPSON
               "New York judges ask for 41-percent raise, retroactive pay", Jennifer Golson
   

                   

CJA's June 18, 2011 e-mail to Capitol Press Room - NYS Legislative Correspondents Association -- "Subject "'New York judges ask for 41-percent raise, retroactive pay' --UPDATE: NY's Judicial Compensation Commission" (cc: NYLJ: Kris Fischer, Daniel Wise; NYT: Metro; William Glaberson, James Barron;NY Civic: Morgan Pehme)

CJA's June 18, 2011 e-mail to NYLJ: Kris Fischer, Daniel Wise -- "Subject: Please forward this to Joel -- 'New York judges ask for 41-percent raise, retroactive pay' --UPDATE: NY's Judicial Compensation Commission'"   (with undeliverable receipts for Stashenko)

CJA's June 19, 2011 e-mail to NYT Editorial Board -- "Subject:  "'New York judges ask for 41-percent raise, retroactive pay' --UPDATE: NY's Judicial Compensation Commission" (cc. NYT: Danny Hakim, Nicholas Confessore, Metro, William Glaberson, James Barron)

CJA's June 18, 2011 e-mail to Morgan Pehme/New York Civic -- "Subject News:  NY judges seeking 41% raise, retroactive pay from Commission on Judicial Compensation"

CJA's June 24, 2011 e-mail to CAPITAL ROOM PRESS-NYS LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION; NYLJ; NY Times, NY Civic, True News-Queens Crapper blogs -- "Subject: NY Judicial Compensation Commission: (1) Subject to Open Meetings Law & Executive Order #3, Requiring Public Access, Etc.; (2) Disqualifying Conflict of Interest of Chairman Thompson, Requiring His Resignation"

ATTACHING:  CJA's June 23, 2011 letter to Governor Cuomo's Appointees to the Judicial Compensation Commission -- "RE:  (1) Bringing Public Accessibility, Input, and Accountability to the Judicial Compensation Commission -- Facilitated by the Open Meetings Law & Executive Order #3; and  (2) Chairman Thompson's Disqualifying Conflict of Interest, Requiring his Resignation" -- June 23, 2011 transmittal letter to indicated recipients          

Committee on Open Government -- Open Meetings Law

Executive Order #3 "Promotion of Public Access to Government Decisionmaking"
 

CJA's June 24, 2011 e-mail to NYLJ: Kris Fischer, Daniel Wise -- "Subject: Please forward this to Joel Stashenko  --: NY Judicial Compensation Commission: (1) Subject to Open Meetings Law & Executive Order #3, Requiring Public Access, Etc.; (2) Disqualifying Conflict of Interest of Chairman Thompson, Requiring His Resignation"  (with undeliverable receipts for Stashenko)

CJA's June 25, 2011 e-mail to New York Civic -- Henry Stern -- "Subject:  CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION -- RE: Judgment Day"

CJA's June 28, 2011 e-mail to CAPITAL PRESS ROOM-NYS LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION; NYLJ; NY Times; NY Civic, True News-Queens Crapper blogs -- "Subject: Is NY's Judicial Compensation Commission Violating the Open Meetings Law & its Video Broadcast Obligations under Executive Order #3"

CJA's June 28, 2011 e-mail to NYLJ: Kris Fischer, Daniel Wise -- "Subject: FORWARD TO JOEL STASHENKNO -- Is NY's Judicial Compensation Commission Violating the Open Meetings Law & its Video Broadcast Obligations under Executive Order #3"

CJA's June 30, 2011 e-mail to CAPITAL PRESS ROOM-NYS LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENCE; NYLJ, NY Times; NY Civic; True News-Queens Crapper blogs -- "Subject: AGAIN -- Is NY's Judicial Compensation Commission Violating the Open Meetings Law & its Video Broadcast Obligations under Executive Order #3"
 

JULY 2, 2011 -- DAY 93 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

         BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE
               "Brooklyn Judiciary To Receive Long-Overdue Pay Raise?", Samuel Newhouse



JULY 4, 2011 -- DAY 95 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

         ARCAMax Publishing: 
               "Lack of pay raise in past 12 years causes many NY judges to quit bench", Vittorio Hernandez



JULY 5, 2011 -- DAY 96 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:   

      
NEW YORK TIMES: 
            
 front-page, above-the-fold, triple headline article by Wm. Glaberson: 
                  
"JUDGES QUITTIING AT UNUSUAL RATE AS SALARIES LAG -- LAW FIRMS' RICH OFFERS --
           A 12-Year Pay Freeze in New York -- Exits Once Were Rare
"
     
                        
internet version:  "Pay Frozen, More New York Judges Leave Bench"  
                         
Today's paper  
Posted Reader Comments: 1 to 2526-5051-7576-100101-125;
                              126-150; 151-175; 176-200; 201-214   
MOST POPULAR -- N.Y./REGION

        WALL STREET JOURNAL: 
                     "New York Judges Leave Bench for Practice -- And More Money", Patrick G. Lee

         BRENNAN CENTER E-LERT:  "Court Resources: #1"

         NEWSMAX: 
                      "Pay-Frozen NY Judges Flee Bench for More Money", Henry J. Reske

          ABA JOURNAL: 
                       "Pay Freezes Prompt More Judges to Leave Bench, Go Back to Practice",
                                   Molly McDonough

         GOTHAMIST: 
                     "New York's Judges Fed Up With Crappy Pay, Return to Law Firms", Christopher Robbins

        THOMPSON REUTERS: 
                      "Salaries drive N.Y. Judges away"  (July 6, 2011)

         ALL HEADLINE NEWS: 
                    "Lack of pay raise in past 12 years causes many NY judges to quit bench",
                                              Vittorio Hernandez

         GANTDAILY.COM: 
                    "Lack of pay raise in past 12 years causes many NY judges to quite bench",
                                        Vittorio Hernandez

         COUNCIL ON STATE GOVERNMENTS-KNOWLEDGE CENTER: 
              "The Cost of Justice: Stagnant Judicial Salaries Play Role in Exodus from Bench", Jennifer Burnett

                                                            
GOOGLE - 7/8/11  5:48 am

JULY 6, 2011 -- DAY 97 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

        WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES
                   EDITORIAL:  "Judges' Pay: State sending wrong message"


CJA's July 6, 2011 letter to Office of Court Administration -- "RE: NYT Questions & OCA Answers Underlying & Substantiating William Glaberson's July 5, 2011 NYT Article 'Pay Frozen, More New York Judges Leave Bench'  Pursuant to 124 of the Rules of the Chief Administrator & FOIL" -- cc to William Glaberson & New York Times

                   July 22, 2011 response from OCA


JULY 10, 2011 -- DAY 101 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence
:

       NEW YORK TIMES: 
               Letter to the Editor "Underpaid Judges", James C. Harrington, Director, Texas Civil Rights Project


J
ULY 11, 2011 -- DAY 102 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence

       THOMPSON REUTERS
               "New York judge-pay commission gets underway", Jennifer Golson

        WXXI  (Go Public):  
                 "Judicial Pay Comm Member Says 'Substantial' Raises are Necessary", Karen DeWitt  

        WSKGNews: 
                  "Panel rcommends pay increases for New York judges", Karen DeWitt


      
JULY 12, 2011 -- DAY 103 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence

       NEW YORK TIMES: 
                  EDITORIAL: "New York's Lagging Judicial Pay"

        YNN:  "Talks to increase pay for NY judges", web staff
                                    "According to a report in the New York Times,
                                     one in ten judges is leaving every year for better paying jobs"

        NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL: 
                  "OCA Urges Up to 41% Pay Raises for Judges", Andrew Keshner, Joel Stashenko


CJA's July 12, 2011 e-mail to NYLJ Executive Editor William Storey --
"Subject -- LAW JOURNAL COVERAGE: NY Judicial Compensation Commission"


  
 GANNETT/DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE:
                   "Pay raises recommended for judges", Joseph Spector & Rebecca Baker 
                                                                             reader comments

      GANNETT/ITHACA JOURNAL:
                   "Courts suggest as much as 62 percent pay increase for NY judges", Spector & Baker

      GANNETT/LOHUD.COM: 
                   "After court layoffs, report seeks 41% - 62% raises for state judges", Baker

      GANNETT/PRESSCONNECTS.COM:
                   "Courts suggest as much as 62% pay increase for NY judges", Spector & Baker

       GANNETT/STARGAZETTE.COM: 
                    "Courts suggest as much as 62 percent pay hike for N.Y. judges", Spector & Baker  
                                                                                     reader comments



JULY 13, 2011 -- DAY 104 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:


   
 GANNETT/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE: 
             "Pay raises recommended for judges",
Specter & Baker

     NORTH COUNTRY PUBLIC RADIO:  
                        "State Commission Will Likely Raise Judges' Pay"  (AUDIO) 

     YNN (Your News Now): 
                        "Talks to Increase Pay for NY Judges"  (VIDEO)

     NEW YORK POST:
                        EDITORIAL "
An injudicious raise
"

CJA's July 13, 2011 e-mail to the Press -- "Subject -- FOR PRESS FOLLOW-UP: Today's Gannett Article on Judicial Pay Raises"


JULY 14, 2011 -- DAY 105 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

     NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL
               "Stagnant Salaries Affect Quality of the Bench, Bar Groups Say", Joel Stashenko


JULY 15, 2011 -- DAY 106 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:


   
TIMES HERALD: 
                  EDITORIAL "Give judges their overdue raises
"
    


JULY 17, 2011 -- DAY  108 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

       NEW YORK TIMES: 
                   "Commission to Set Raises for Judges in New York State Is Flooded With Suggestions",
                    William Glaberson


JULY 18, 2011 -- DAY  109 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

   
NEW YORK SUN:  
                     "When Judges Order a Raise", EDITORIAL


JULY 19, 2011 -- DAY 110 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

       NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL: 
                "Pay Commission Head Floats Option of Incremental Raises", Joel Stashenko
                 ["The Center of Judicial Accountability, a citizens group, is expected to oppose any raise."]

        ALBANY TIMES-UNION: 
                  EDITORIAL:  "Raises, at last, for N.Y. Judges"

        THOMSON REUTERS: 
                   "The worth of a judge"

    
BUSINESS REVIEW: 
                   "Hearing on judicial pay set for Wednesday", Adam Sichko
             
  ["A citizen watchdog group, the Center for Judicial Accountability, has opposed any raises until what it calls
                      'a multitude of miscreant judges' are removed from their jobs."
]

JULY 20, 2011 -- DAY 111 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

     
 COURTHOUSE NEWS SERVICE: 
                        "
Commission Mulls Hiking NY Judges' Salaries
", Adam Klasfeld

        DNAinfo.com:   
                  "City Attorney to Push for Judge Raises in State Commission Hearing", Shayna Jacobs

        THOMSON REUTERS: 
             "NY budget director says pay raises for judges unaffordable", Dan Weissner, Jennifer Golson
             
["A handful of the three dozen speakers on Wednesday opposed all raises absent an overhaul of the Commission on Judicial Conduct, the state's judiciary watchdog, which they characterized as corrupt and ineffective.
                'There must be no increases in judicial compensation until mechanisms are in place to remove justices who deliberately pervert the rule of law,' said Elena Sassower, the head of the nonprofit Center for Judicial Accountability.
"]

        NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL: 
                 "Cuomo Aide: Time Is Not Right to Raise Judges' Pay", Joel Stashenko

        NEW YORK TIMES: 
                 "Caution Urged on Raises for State Judges", William Glaberson
 

JULY 21, 2011 -- DAY 112 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

      ALBANY TIMES UNION: 
                  "Jurist raises: What's affordable?", Robert Gavin

     
 WAMC NEWS: 
                   "Panel Hears NY Judges Pay Raise Plea", Dave Lucas



JULY 22, 2011 -- DAY 113 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

    NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL:
                   "Panel's Chair Says Judges Made Strong Case for Raise", Joel Stashenko

       DAILY NEWS ONLINE-Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans Counties: 
                    EDITORIAL:  "
Judicial salaries: Consider the times
"


JULY 24, 2011 -- DAY 115 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

   
NEW YORK POST: 
                     EDITORIAL "Judging pay hikes"

        NYACK-PIERMONT PATCH: 
                    "State Judges Poised to Get Hefty Raises, but Can the State Afford Them?", Dan Wiessner

 

JULY 25, 2011 -- DAY 116 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

       LawJournalBuffalo.com: 
                      "State Bar calls for judicial salary increase", Matt Chandler

 

JULY 26, 2011 -- DAY 117 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

        QUEENS COURIER: 
                     "Commission to rule on raises for judges", Michael Pantelidis


JULY 29, 2011 -- DAY 120 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

        NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL
            "Commission to Focus on Amount of Judges' Raise", Joel Stashenko
           
  ["At the public hearing last week, for instance, the anti-raise Center for Judicial Accountability through its head Elena Sassower called on Mr. Thompson to recuse himself from the commission because his father, William Thompson, Sr., was a long-time Supreme Court and Appellate Division justice.
     The younger Mr. Thompson refused.  He explained later that his father, now 86, has been off the bench since his mandatory retirement at age 76 and would  not profit in any way by a salary adjustment.
     Ms. Sassower and her allies insist that no raise should be adopted until procedures are in place to root out what they claim is widespread corruption in the judiciary.
"] 
                    CAUTION:  This is materially "erroneous" -- See CJA's August 8, 2011 letter, posted below


        NEW YORK TIMES: 
           EDITORIAL:  "New York Judges Deserve a Raise"
 

JULY 30, 2011 -- DAY 121 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

    
ALBANY TIMES UNION: 
                     
    Bring justice to judges' salaries", letter to editor by Delaware County Judge Carl F. Becker


AUGUST 1, 2011 -- DAY 123 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

CJA's August 1, 2011 e-mail to New York Law Journal -- "Subject: Absence of Evidence that Judicial Compensation has Deterred Qualified Private Sector Lawyers from Becoming Judges"

August 1, 2011 acknowledgment from NYLJ Editor Kris Fischer
-- "Subject: Re: Absence of Evidence that Judicial Compensation has Deterred Qualified Private Sector Lawyers from Becoming Judges"

CJA's August 1, 2011 e-mail to NYLJ Editor Kris Fischer -- "Subject:  Thank you for the courtesy of"


AUGUST 2, 2011 -- DAY 124 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

         NPR RADIO
                 "N.Y. Judges Leave Bench For Law Firm Jobs", Joel Rose  
listener-reader comments

 

AUGUST 5, 2011 -- DAY 127 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

CJA's August 5, 2011 letter to William Glaberson/New York Times -- "RE: Setting the Record Straight:  Ensuring that the Public & New York’s Judicial Compensation Commission are Not Misled by New York Times’ Reporting & Editorializing about “Judicial Attrition” and the Purportedly Insufficient Pay of New York State Judges
         Enclosures:
         (1) 
CJA’s July 6, 2011 FOIL request, with e-mail receipt 
         (2)  OCA’s July 22, 2011 response
         (3)  CJA’s June 13, 2011 e-mail, with attached June 10, 2011 FOIL request
         (4)
 
ABAJournal.Com: “What America’s Lawyers Earn”—NYS’s 62 Counties
 

AUGUST 6, 2011 -- DAY 128 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

    BUFFALO NEWS: EDITORIAL:
               "Judges are overdue for a raise: After 12 years without hike in salaries,
                                 the state needs to be fair to judiciary
"
 

AUGUST 8, 2011 -- DAY 130 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

        NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL: 
                  "Judicial Pay Commission to Meet Today"

SENT TO MEDIA:   CJA's August 8, 2011 letter to Commission -- "RE: Threshold Issues Barring Commission Consideration of Pay Raises for Judges: (1) Chairman Thompson’s Disqualification for Interest, as to which there has been No Determination; (2) Systemic Corruption in New York’s Judiciary, Embracing the Commission on Judicial Conduct, as to which there has been No Determination; & (3) The Fraud & Lack of Evidence Put Forward by Advocates of Judicial Pay Raises.
        
Enclosures:
            (1) 
Transcription of CJA's July 20, 2011 testimony before the Commission
            (2) 
"NOT ACCOUNTABLE TO THE PUBLIC", 1989 Report of NYS Comptroller
                   Regan  -- with his press release,

                             "COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL CONDUCT NEEDS OVERSIGHT" 
            (3)
Transcription of CJA's questions at the Dec. 11, 2002 forum on the
             
   Commission on Judicial Conduct, co-sponsored by NYS Bar Association
               & Fund for Modern Courts

           THOMSON REUTERS: 
                       "Judicial pay commissioner says judges will get raise", Jennifer Golson

 

AUGUST 9, 2011 -- DAY 131 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

         NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL: 
                   "Panelists Support Salary Increase in Open Meeting on Judicial Pay", Joel Stashenko

           NEW YORK TIMES: 
                    "2 on Judicial Pay Panel Press for Big Raises", William Glaberson

           LEGAL NEWSLINE.COM: 
                     "Report: Two advocate raises for New York's judges", Jessica M. Karmasek
 

 AUGUST 24, 2011 -- DAY 145 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

    
 BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE: 
                     "
Legal Events Calendar: August 24, 2011"


AUGUST 25, 2011 -- DAY 146 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence
:

        NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL: 
                     "Final Judicial Pay Panel Meeting Set for Tomorrow"

      WALL STREET JOURNAL: 
                     "The Final Vote: Will New York Judges Get Paid More?"

          DAILY NEWS: 
                   "Special State Commission should vote New York's judges a long-overdue raise
                   -- but a reasonable one
"  (Editorial)
          


AUGUST 26, 2011 -- DAY 147 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence
:

          
NEW YORK TIMES
                    "Commission Raises N.Y. Judges' Pay 27% Over 3 Years"  (initial posting),  William Glaberson 
                              -- expanded posting;  front-page, above-the-fold print edition  
                     Posted Reader Comments     1-25     26-50     51-75    76-100    101-107

            NEW YORK LAW  JOURNAL: 
                      "UPDATED:  In Split Vote, Commission Votes to Raise Judicial Pay", Stashenko

            THOMSON REUTERS: 
                        "New York judges to recieve 27-percent pay raise", Jennifer Golson, Dan Wiessner

           ALBANY TIMES UNION: 
                        "Bar Association thumbs-down on plan for judicial raises", Casey Seiler

           WALL STREET JOURNAL: 
                        "New York Judges Due to Get Paid More. But is it Enough?"

           JOURNAL NEWS:  "Lippman: Pay hike a mixed bag for state judiciary", Jon Campbell  (with comments)

           WNYC:  "Panel Votes To Raise Pay For State Judges", Alisa Chang

            CRAIN'S NY BUSINESS.COM:  "State's top judges finally get a raise", Shane Dixon Kavanaugh

            NORTH COUNTRY GAZETTE:  "Lawyers Unhappy With 'Modest' $38K Raise For Judges", Opinion     

            NEW YORK ONE:    "State Commission Approves Raises for Judges", Courtney Gross
 

AUGUST 27, 2011 -- DAY 148 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

           NEW YORK POST:  "'Raise' objections", Erik Kriss

            WALL STREET JOURNAL:  "NY hike in judges' salaries faulted", Associated Press

            WCBS:  "NY Bar Association Says Salary Hikes For State Judges Are Too Small"
 

AUGUST 29, 2011 -- DAY 150 of the Commission's Statutorily-Fixed 150-Day Existence:

          NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL:  "Staged Raise of 27% Is Endorsed for Judges", Joel Stashenko, John Caher

         DAILY NEWS
                     "Long overdue pay raises awarded to the state's judges will bring them to $174,000 a year
                   by 2014
"  (Editorial)            
   Posted Reader Comment

            DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE
                    "27% pay increase urged for state judge", Campbell, Rebecca Baker   
Posted Reader Comments

            LEGAL NEWSLINE:  "Raise for N.Y. judges not enough, Bar prez says", Jessica Karmasek

             CAPITAL TONIGHT (YNN):  "Thompson on Judicial Pay Increase", Interview by Liz Benjamin  

  -----------------------------------------------

AUGUST 30, 2011:

          ALBANY TIMES UNION:  "A down payment on Justice", (Editorial)

          THOMSON REUTERS:  "Lawmakers see strategy in approving pay raise", Dan Wiessner

           NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL
                  "Raise for Judges Is Shameful", letter by Albany Family Court Judge W. Dennis Duggan


AUGUST 31, 2011:


         
 NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL:  "Despite Outcome, Lippman Says Pay 'Nightmare Is Over'", John Caher


CJA's September 1, 2011 letter to New York Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane -- "RE:  Complaint against Reporter William Glaberson and the Editorial Board for Injuring the People of New York and Subverting their Constitutional Rights by  Knowingly False and Misleading Reporting and Editorializing on New York’s Judicial Compensation Issue"

September 1, 2011 e-mail acknowledgment from New York Times Public Editor Arthur S. Brisbane

 
SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

      NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL:  "Raises for Justices Mean Higher Pay For Some D.A.s", John Caher

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011:

      NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL:  "Citing Poor Pay, Court of Claims Judge Resigns", Joel Stashenko 

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011:

      THOMSON-REUTERS: 
                   "After raise, appellate judge leaves bench for more money", Noeleen Walder, Jennifer Golson 

SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

            NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL:  "Judge Resigns Second Department Over Wages", Daniel Wise

SEPTEMBER 30, 2011:

      NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL
                    "N.Y. Judges' Groups Ask to Keep Yearly $10K Stipend With Pay Hike", Joel Stashenko
                      
with hyperlinked Sept. 9, 2011 memo of App. Div., 1st Dept. Justice David Saxe

 

POST-OCTOBER 27, 2011

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