Voters Approve Amendment Allowing Higher Deductions From Judges' Pay

, New Jersey Law Journal


New Jersey voters overwhelmingly give their assent to a constitutional amendment that allows sitting judges to be charged more for pension and health care benefits.

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  • Dadzrites

    It's time that judges start to pay the piper (We the People). Lawyers and members of the judiciary came out before the election with their typical "scare tactics" saying that judges would lose their independence (buzzword for "judicial immunity" and "corruption") and that people wouldn't get fair treatment in the courts because judges have an ax to grind.

    Well, if that's the case, then any judge who doesn't give someone a fair shake in the courts because of having to pay into their pensions & benefits, should be immediately removed from the bench, have their pensions forfeited to the party they damaged, and be replaced by someone who wants the job of judgeship more.

    The New Jersey residents have woken up to the judicial corruption in this state, and have made a statement they are tired of the judiciary's infantile antics. For too long, the judiciary has gotten away with legislating from the bench, i.e., Mt. Laurel housing, Abbott school funding, family court tyranny, foreclosure corruption, etc. New Jerseyans have made a statement--Enough is enough!

    Now, maybe it's time we consider electing judges, rather than appointing the worst of the lot who wear black dresses, are corrupt and are sex perverts. Especially judges in the family court. The nepotism and favoritism to certain law firms is disgusting. The anti-male gender bias that permeates the family courts is unconstitutional and depraved. It is time to rid ourselves of this corrupt tyranny and either elect judges or allow them to be appointed for a four-year term and then have voter retention elections every four years, just like the legislators get.

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