[OPINION] Vote NO On The Judicial Pay Amendment

The proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow a reduction in the salaries of judges during their term in office should be rejected. If their pensions are overly generous, then the judiciary should have the same pension plans as the Legislature and Governor.

Most states, like Pennsylvania and New York, elect all of their judges in regular elections. That is the only proper and democratic reform that should be considered for New Jersey.

Why can’t New Jersey propose an amendment that would allow Initiative and Referendum? This law enhances the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights and was passed in most states that have more democracy about a century ago. Wasn’t the USA founded to let the people decide?

Ronald A. Sobieraj
Perth Amboy

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