US Petitions SCOTUS To Rule On Judge Salary Dispute

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 8:34 PM EST) -- The federal government has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a Federal Circuit en banc ruling that found congressional efforts to withhold judicial salary adjustments violated the compensation clause of Article III of the U.S. Constitution.

Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. argued in the government's petition that in ruling that the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, which allows for cost of living adjustments to federal judges' pay, cannot be modified by Congress to withhold such adjustments, the appeals court erroneously struck down four...
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