A proposal on Tuesday’s ballot in New York would raise the retirement age for some state judges from 70 to age 80. Opponents say the measure is too flawed to be approved. Supporters include the state's 68 year old chief judge Jonathan Lippmann, who says the law created in 1869 is an "anachronism".
New York’s top judge is holding hearings this week on the benefit of providing civil legal services to the poor. A US Supreme Court case guaranteed legal counsel to people accused of crimes, but that same right is not given to people going through civil court. New York courts are trying to change that.