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Chief Judge proposes massive overhaul of courts

New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore has proposed a major reorganization of the state court system that would replace a complex system of 11 separate trial courts with a simplified three-level structure. DiFiore said in a news release that ...

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Courts now closed in five western New York counties

All state county and city courts in Chautauqua, Genesee and Wyoming Counties closed at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon due to the severe winter weather. State, local and city courts in Erie and Niagara counties were already closed Wednesday. Erie County ...

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State, city and county courts closed in Erie County Wednesday

All state, county, and city courts in Erie County will be closed on Wednesday due to the expected extremely cold and snowy weather. The closure includes Buffalo City Court, Lackawanna City Court and Tonawanda City Court. The National Weather Service ...

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Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A $42,000 antique desk. A $32,000 blue suede sectional sofa. A $7,500 inlaid wooden floor map of West Virginia’s 55 counties. A scandal involving lavish office renovations and other financial abuses by the highest court in ...

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More states are feuding with their courts

As President Donald Trump escalates his confrontation with the judiciary branch in tweets and speeches, lawmakers in some half a dozen states are testing their state courts’ independence with actual legislation. Bills have been proposed in Florida, Washington state and ...

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New commission to review judicial salaries

A 41 percent pay increase for the state’s judges is being recommended by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau. Her recommendation, on behalf of the judiciary, would restore the purchasing power of judges to the level their salaries had in 1999, the last time they received a pay hike.

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