Monday, December 17, 2007

Congress proposes to overhaul judicial pay and retirement

Here's the scoop on the proposed revisions.

Congress may be offering federal judges a major pay raise for the first time in 16 years, but lawmakers are also embracing a plan to deter senior judges from taking high-paying jobs in the private sector.The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill last week that will bump up salaries of all federal judges by a whopping 31 percent.But another provision in the bill would penalize any judges at retirement age who leave the bench for a high-paying job by reducing the amount of pension they receive.

(Hat tip to How Appealing)

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