ABA Asks High Court To Take Judges' Pay Raise Suit

Law360, New York (June 17, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT) -- The American Bar Association is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a suit brought by eight current and former federal judges seeking cost-of-living salary raises, saying low judicial salaries are keeping the best legal minds from joining the bench.

The ABA filed a brief Monday saying that Congress' periodic withholding of the judicial cost-of-living increases has resulted in compensation that is “now so low that it seriously compromises the independence that life tenure was intended to ensure, and is insufficient to attract and retain well-qualified...
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