TRENTON, N.J. — A state Supreme Court ruling is due on a contentious issue involving New Jersey's judges and their pensions and health benefits.
The top court is expected to issue a ruling Tuesday on a challenge to a law that would require judges to pay more into their pensions and health insurance.
A Hudson County Superior Court judge sued to challenge the law last year. Judge Paul DePascale argued that the measure violates a state law that set judges' salaries and says they cannot be reduced.
Attorneys for the state say that law doesn't encompass other compensation such as pension and health benefits.
Gov. Chris Christie pushed for the legislation last year and sought unsuccessfully to have DePascale's lawsuit thrown out. About 500,000 government employees are affected by the law.