Court says Congress can't block pay hikes for judges

, The National Law Journal


In a 10-2 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has found that Congress cannot revoke cost-of-living adjustments promised to federal judges in the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, reversing the court's holding to the contrary in 2001.

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  • Robert A

    As long as you include legislators in that rant of yours because the last time I checked it was that group of federal employees that not only have the power to raise their pay but continuously do just that

  • Robert A

    If congress can raise the pay of legislators and federal employees, then surely the same ought to be true for the judiciary.


    If all public servants earned only minimum 'wages' for their Public Service, they would be far less likely to routinely violate the RIGHTS of the citizenry. The FEDERAL BRANCH is so far out of control, it should be shut down entirely. Just switched to the OFF position. Once the Federal Corporation realizes their erroneous belief they are of Aristocratic rule, the Nation of the United states of America can return to the Original Constitutional intent by the Founding Fathers...that of handling "international issues, and inter-state conflicts". Then - the emotion-based enabling and self-proclaimed entitlements will cease to corrupt these officials behaving badly.

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