Senate Bill Seeks To Secure Judges' Cost-Of-Living Pay

Law360, New York (March 15, 2011, 1:14 PM EDT) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced legislation Monday to unpeg federal judicial pay raises from congressional pay hikes and to ensure federal judges receive a cost-of-living adjustment every time other federal employees do.

The Federal Judicial Fairness Act has been introduced twice before — during the 107th and 109th congresses. Each time, the bill was referred to the House and Senate judiciary committees where it was never reported out and died when the Congress concluded.

In a statement introducing the bill, Feinstein described regular inflation adjustments for...
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