November ballot

Ballot Referendum
9:54 am
Wed November 6, 2013

NY voters approve casino expansion, reject raise in judge retirement age

A woman and her daughter vote at Public School 6, in New York City, Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013.
Credit AP Photo/Richard Drew

Voters in New York approved a referendum on Tuesday to expand casino gambling in the state and rejected a referendum to allow judges to serve until age 80.  Karen DeWitt reports that both are wins for Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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November Ballot Referendum
10:03 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Mixed reaction to proposal raising NY judge retirement age

New York's Court of Appeals, the state's highest court.
Credit NYcourts.gov

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".

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Ballot Referendum
9:53 am
Mon October 28, 2013

No consensus on amendment to raise NY judge retirement age to 80

Appellate Courthouse at 27 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.
Credit NYC.gov

A proposal on the November ballot in New York State to allow some judges to serve until they are 80 years old is not drawing a lot of support, and one court expert says that’s a shame.

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