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.
An Office of Court Administration spokesman says 14 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.
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.