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Should the required retirement age for state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals judges be increased from 70 to 80?

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usedtolivethere

Oct-30-13 8:29 AM

Age should never be a requirement for retirement. Can you do the job is way more important. Who writes these poll questions? Whomever it is should be forced to retire.

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MrBoB51

Oct-30-13 9:15 AM

ZZZzzz. Hey used to, wake me up when there's something interesting to talk about, ok?

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LoyalSocialist

Oct-30-13 9:17 AM

I am sorry, but NO ONE above 70 has any idea about how life is today and should not be making decisions that will affect future generations that actually have to live with these decisions. I don't believe you even should be able to run for an elected office if you are over 70 because most people that age are out of touch to the current way things are and generally their ideals are not in line with the general public. Now George Takei or Betty White... those two are a different story! LOL

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usedtolivethere

Oct-30-13 9:49 AM

That's a pretty broad brush. Explain that one yo everyone that backed Reagan or McCain

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drugsrus

Oct-30-13 11:47 AM

at what point does a person decide to stop working and enjoy life?? While this position is not strenuous and the pay is good, many of these people are collecting Social Security and have a continuing law practice also generating income. It's a good ol' boy network and system. Once you are in, you are set for life. There should be age limits and 70 sounds like a good number.

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Hilltopper

Oct-30-13 11:51 AM

If they lived in the "real world" the case load would be increased to the point of forcing them out the door as soon as they reached retirement age. Let them retire at 70 and become a NFL referee.

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Scarecrow57

Oct-30-13 12:43 PM

usedto - Age should never be a requirement for employment. Can you do the job is way more important. In fact, age should never be a requirement for anything.

here is my question for you regarding the judges. Other than age, what criteria is used and who makes the decision?

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MrBoB51

Oct-30-13 4:20 PM

Loyal, I am sorry that you are so far out of touch with reality that you either believe that, or you are trying to be derisive.

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ishouldknow

Oct-30-13 5:13 PM

Richard Aulisi is an example of someone that could that could continue on the job, but there are some out there that should be long gone. Age should not be the only factor!

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drugsrus

Oct-30-13 8:39 PM

It should also be noted that in Pennsylvania it was just released that 83 "retired" judges were paid about $11 MILLION for "filling in" -- further exposing the easy money network.

I could understand even somewhere $2 mli, but I'm one of those few people who could actually live comfortably on $100,000 or less

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getreal

Oct-31-13 7:15 AM

Please retire give someone else a chance! When you hit a certian age you become very jaded and I do not believe rulings are based on law when you are jaded. I agree age should not matter, however once you are in and you are a bad judge takes alot to get rid of them. They can not be fired. They can do whatever they want because no one questions what a Judge says.. they have no one to answer to unless people really start making complaints to the judicial commission or they hire an Attorney and sue. They can only be removed by the judicial commission which consists of other judges so......you know how that goes....

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getreal

Oct-31-13 8:06 AM

Judges are elected to most positions....doesn't matter if they know how to do the job...that is why there should be mandatory retirement,and it should stay 70 that is the only way to get them out!

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MrBoB51

Oct-31-13 9:04 AM

No getreal, I don't 'know how that goes'. After you explain that one would you also tell us exactly what age is it where 'you hit a certain age you become very jaded' because you're there right now and at 62 I want to know if I'm there yet.

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MrBoB51

Oct-31-13 9:28 AM

'Please retire give someone else a chance'! That is one disgusting statement and says a lot about you getreal. You were taught life is a t-ball game. Are all those participation trophies you've accumulated not panning out like you thought they would? GIVE somebody else a chance? Put your friggin hand back in your pocket and go EARN and DESERVE the chances you get and stop demanding that someone else provide it for you. Liberalism has stolen YOUR drive, ambition, potential skills and abilities. Deal with it some other way and leave Seniors alone.

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DaveGibson

Oct-31-13 3:51 PM

MrBob, do you ever read your posts? The vast majority of them are attacks on other posters. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion and you have no business disrespecting that. Can't you disagree without being disagreeable? I know that being anonymous and all gives you some feeling of power, that you can say anything you want without retribution, but show some consideration for the opinions of others, would you?

Go back and read what you've posted here and you'll see what I'm talking about.

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getreal

Oct-31-13 7:24 PM

Mr Bob you are the one on here complaining about everything!!!! I'll tell you how it goes...Judges who sit on the Judicail commission do not want to have to censure or remove Judges because that makes OCA look bad and themselves. Your elected Judges could give a rats A S S about serving their posts...the whole age thing is just about the older judges wanting to milk the state system while sitting in their offices doing absolutely nothing, trying to change the system to get more MONEY!!!

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getreal

Oct-31-13 7:29 PM

And yes you are there!!!!

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TiredOfTax

Nov-01-13 7:18 AM

Let them serve on the healthcare advisory board... that would take care of the death panel idea as they would understand the need for healthcare at their age!

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MrBoB51

Nov-01-13 8:52 AM

Gee dave, I am pleased I am disagreeable to you and your friend getreal. I'm sure your screed impresses all those out there who also present their liberal opinions as fact. Libs like you don't have opinions, you have anger, confusion, pronouncements and accusations but very little in the arena of ideas or facts. Everything about you is based on emotion as your post clearly points out. So please keep up the crying and angry emotional outbursts, that and your BS is coming through loud and clear. Of course, that's just my opinion.

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MrBoB51

Nov-01-13 9:01 AM

Now, getreal, let ME tell you how it is using mostly your own words: Your NYS welfare moochers could give a rats a s s about working. The whole thing is about welfare moochers wanting to milk the State system while sitting on their butts doing absolutely nothing, trying to change the system to get more money. Ouch. Complain about that and leave seniors alone.

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BEREAL64

Nov-01-13 10:15 AM

Now, Bob, let ME tell you how it is using mostly your own words: Your One Percent moochers could give a rats a s s about middle class working families. The whole thing is about wanting to manipulate the government by buying politicians, mostly Republicans, while sitting on their butts doing absolutely nothing for the good of the country, trying to change the system to get more money. Certainly applies across the board.

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drugsrus

Nov-01-13 11:34 AM

the last 2 posts confuse me - the same noise coming from both sides of an argument ??? Like 2 angry dogs barking at each other but both afraid to get into it. We seem to be getting side trscked

But the answer is still NO

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getreal

Nov-01-13 6:25 PM

MrBob who are you getting so emotional over or proctecting the seniors(judges) who make all the money doing nothing in the Court system? Because I feel thats worse than the moochers who don't work. Atleast we know what those people are who refuse to get a job. The Judges who are trying to stay and do nothing don't need your protection, they clearly know how to protect themselves giving themselves a hefty pay raise when people are losing their jobs, and doing it all under the guise of saying it benefits the public to have a Judge stay in office because he has experience. It is all about the MONEY, and that is all!

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usedtolivethere

Nov-02-13 8:50 AM

the judges give themselves hefty pay raises? How do they do that? Please be specific getreal. That needs to be changed.

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getreal

Nov-02-13 9:57 AM

Use to..when we had the budget crisis and OCA had to find that money in the budget to give back..they took it from the workers by laying essential people off in the Court system,(the ones who actually get the work produced) then somehow found the money to give themselves the raises before the legislature even approved it. And it was a hefty raise and besides there salary they get whats called a Robe fund which $10,000 which they can use for alot of things that doesn't really have to do with Court. I just want to make it clear I am not against people working after 70...but when these people lock up the system and put who they want where they want to sway or get the outcome they want...shame on them! This is just another way they are trying to do it. All of what I have said was published in the papers in the past. Also want to make mention of the millions of dollars wasted on apartments in Albany for what the Judges who are not from the area when they come to town what like 8 times a y

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