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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jun 9, 2014

Criminal Court Judge Robert Cupp has offered to serve without pay during the last month of his judgeship before retiring, the Johnson City Press reports. Cupp, who did not seek re-election year, said he does not want to leave a backlog of cases for incoming judge Lisa Nidiffer Rice, who won the Republican primary and does not have a challenger in the August general election. A state statute allows an outgoing judge to continue hearing cases for 60 days and Rice says she is agreeable to the plan.