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The wrong time to hike NY judges’ pay

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[ad_1] Agony! Misery! Woe! The state Commission on Legislative, Judicial and Executive Compensation opted not to give state judges a pay hike next year. That means jurists won’t see a raise before 2024 … unless the Legislature decides to boost their pay, which for decades was the only way it …

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Thanks for the judges, Harry Reid, and other commentary

[ad_1] Conservative: Thanks for the Judges, Harry! With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s help, President Trump has appointed federal judges at “about twice the rate of his three predecessors,” notes The Washington Examiner’s editorial board. But Trump should be thanking “McConnell’s predecessor, former Democratic Sen. Harry Reid of ­Nevada.” In …

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one judge’s slap at New York’s new no-bail law

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[ad_1] “The law is stupid, but I have to follow it”: So said Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Maxwell Wiley moments before releasing without bail suspects charged with burglary and robbery. A growing chorus of New Yorkers and law enforcement folks believe, like Judge Wiley, that the criminal justice reforms that …

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Give judges trial discretion on bail

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[ad_1] It’s a start: A pair of upstate lawmakers have authored a bipartisan bill to repair one of the most egregious flaws in the criminal justice “reforms” rushed through the Legislature this year. The measure from state Sen. James Tedisco (R-Glenville) and Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara (D-Rotterdam) does one simple thing: …

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Remaking the courts may be Trump’s biggest, best success

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[ad_1] President Trump is expected to comment publicly Wednesday on the milestones his administration has reached with respect to judicial confirmations. His record is indeed remarkable: Working in close tandem with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Trump has successfully gotten confirmed, since his inauguration, 159 federal judges — including 114 …

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