Calif. Appeal Court Bars Extra Perks For Judges

Law360, New York (October 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California appeals court has concluded that Los Angeles County cannot provide its judges with employment benefits that exceed the compensation laid out by the state legislature.

A three-judge panel of the state’s 4th District Court of Appeal ruled Friday that programs giving judges the same benefits as other county employees violated the California constitution.

“The duty to prescribe judicial compensation is not delegable. Thus the practice of the County of Los Angeles of providing superior court judges with employment benefits, in addition to the compensation...
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