Support Fair Wage for Connecticut Judges

Our judges are underpaid in terms of their peers across the country. The General Assembly voted these raises four years ago. It is right that the promise should be kept, and the judicial unions should support it.

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  • Bobhe

    Please follow up with some reporting to support your editorial: How many judges have left the bench (before retirement age) in the past 10 years? How many individuals have refused appointment to the bench citing the salary?

  • Jim C

    Really? The real question should be whether they are underpaid relative to the other state workers in those states; whether they should get raises when every other state employee is taking cuts, and whether anyone has actually looked at the workload: very high for some judges, not so much for others. With the judicial department laying off clerks -- the people who do the work and directly serve the public every day -- it seems a bit of a fiscal and logical non-starter to give generous raises to folks who are paid pretty well (I‘d trade).

  • Jack Mehoff

    The solution is very simple here....................The Judges have the responsibility to share in any and all cutbacks that every other Citizen must face during this serious Financial Crisis that was brought on in part by the very man that Appointed them. These same Judges also have the Right to QUIT their jobs if they feel that they can do better on the OPEN JOB MARKET, just like everyone else. They can also move to States that they feel Pay Judges better. What is the fuss all about?

  • Doriss William

    My CT cases are

  • William Doriss

    My CT cases are

  • William Doriss

    Why are you editorializing on this topic which is clearly outside your area of public information and service? Let me guess: You have no "skin in the game"!?! That‘s why! Let me say this about that: CT judges are underworked and overpaid as it is--I can name names--while public defenders are overworked and underpaid. Once again, I can name names. Where are the resources to aid in indigent defense when the State has falsely and maliciously brought a defendant into court multiple times with no resolution? Or the possibility of resolution. Guilty as charged; throw away the key: Life plus cancer is your judicial motto and modus operandi. You could care less about family values and collteral damage. Every defendant has a mother, a father, a wife and childre (sometimes grandchildren who will be adversely and irreversibly affected by your rabid, UnConstituitional judicial system of lies and false accusations. Your judicial system is a farce and a charade. My name is William Howard Doriss, Jr., son of LT. Commander William Howard Doriss, U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve during WWII. I am a Vietnan veteran, unlike your disgraceful Senator BloominTall. My CT cases are


    They are underpaid because some are dumber than shit or outright corrupt. Specifically John D. Boland and Harry E. Calmar.

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