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 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. It was first reported Thursday by the New York Daily News.
A New York State Supreme Court justice hears arguments today in the legal fight over what critics call the one-sided wording of a casino referendum.
In a brief for the court, the New York Public Interest Research Group said the final language of the Nov. 5 ballot issue to allow casinos off Indian land should be neutral so that voters can make a decision based on facts.