Judges’ pension case before Supreme Court Monday

TRENTON – The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in the case involving whether judges are subject to the state’s pension and benefits reform of last year.

The case of Paul DePascale, a Hudson County judge, vs. the state, will be heard Monday morning after being fast-tracked by the Supreme Court.

DePascale argues that under the state Constitution, the salary of a sitting judge cannot be reduced. The administration has argued that pension and salary are two different things.

The lower court sided with DePascale, and now the high court will hear the case.

The case was filed last year after the contentious battle over reforming the pension and health benefits systems of public employees.

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Judges’ pension case before Supreme Court Monday