New Rule Prevents Judges From ‘Double-Dipping’

ALBANY (AP) -

New York judicial officials have issued a rule to prevent state judges certified to work past the age of 70 from collecting both a pension and a jurist’s salary.

The rule against so-called “double dipping” comes with voters scheduled to consider a referendum Nov. 5 to raise the age limit for state judges from 70 to 80. Fourteen judges out of more than 1,200 currently collect a pension while also working as judges, most because they retired from one court and were elected to another.