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Citizens Union supports judicial reform, both in the selection of judges and the operation and structure of New York State’s court system.  For decades, Citizens Union has advocated for a constitutional change that would create a merit-based system of appointment for Supreme Court justices akin to that used for the New York Court of Appeals.  Until such a time as a constitutional amendment is passed, Citizens Union believes the state should reform the convention nomination system.  Citizens Union has also supported a pay increase for justices and the creation of a Compensation Commission.

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