A judge in Manhattan ordered state leaders Wednesday to increase judicial salaries within the next 90 days, ruling that it was unconstitutional for lawmakers to link pay raises for judges to their own salary hikes. . . .And if Messrs. Paterson, Silver and Bruno ignore this ruling . . . then what?
The judge ordered the defendants -- Gov. David Paterson, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno -- to adjust judges' pay to reflect an increase in the cost of living since 1998 and to make it retroactive . . .
Our judicial branch seems to have forgotten the functions of the three branches of government. . . . shown disrespect for the other two . . .
and given us citizens reason to disrespect them all!