Justices Deny Gov't Appeal Over Judicial Pay Raises

Law360, New York (April 22, 2013, 2:41 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left in place a finding that Congress violated the Constitution by withholding cost-of-living pay increases from federal judges, denying a government petition seeking review of a long-running case brought by six current and former judges.

Without comment, the high court declined to hear the government's appeal of a Federal Circuit decision that found Congress had no basis to withhold automatic cost-of-living pay increases in 2007 and 2010, as well as other adjustments, promised to federal judges under the Ethics Reform...
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