Judicial Reform

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.