State files appeal in judge’s pension and benefit challenge

TRENTON – As promised by Gov. Chris Christie, the state has filed its appeal to Mercer County Assignment Judge Linda Feinberg’s decision extending judicial salary protections to the recent law requiring higher pension and benefit contributions from the state’s top judges.

The state’s judicial administration released the two-page boilerplate notice of appeal and the two-page information sheet that accompanies it. The appeal paperwork contains no new information about the state’s challenge to the ruling, but the main discrepancy, as Christie has said, is Feinberg’s inclusion of benefits in the Constitutional protection for judicial salary adjustments while in office.

The appeal was received by the courts Monday and forwarded to the plaintiff, Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale. State files appeal in judge’s pension and benefit challenge