Fed. Circ. Will Rehear Judicial Pay Case En Banc

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 3:56 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday said it would rehear en banc its decision to deny cost-of-living pay raises to a class of federal judges, setting the stage for a ruling on whether Congress violated the Constitution by blocking the automatic pay increases.

In February, the appeals court affirmed the dismissal of the proposed class action, relying heavily on a 2001 ruling in Williams v. U.S., a similar case in which the court said Congress hadn't violated the Constitution's bars on judicial pay decreases by stopping automatic...
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