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Poll Reveals New Jersey Voters in Favor of Judges Paying more for Benefits

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

According to a recent poll, 70 percent of voters favor a proposed constitutional amendment that gives the legislature the authority to require that judges contribute more toward their pensions and benefits. Earlier this year, the state supreme court ruled that judges were exempt from a new law requiring public employees to pay more because it effectively reduced judges’ salaries in violation of the constitution.