November 13, 2014
Schlam Stone & Dolan partner Richard H. Dolan represented New York Governor David Patterson and the New York State Comptroller's Office in oral argument before the Appellate Division, Third Department in Maron v. Silver, a suit brought by two state judges and a former judge seeking to force New York to raise judicial salaries. Mr. Dolan asserted that the governor and legislature have not violated their constitutional obligations toward the courts in New York by allowing nearly a decade to go by without giving state judges a pay raise and, in fact, the current gap between pay raises for state judges of nine years and eight months is a "relatively short" one in terms of state history.
Coverage of the case can be found here:
- the New York Law Journal, published on September 3, 2008