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ABA Endorses Pay Increase for Federal Judges
Acting at its mid-year meeting, the American Bar Association House of Delegates passed the following resolution;
RESOLVED, That the American Bar
Association endorses recent statements by the Chief Justice of the
United States that the failure to raise judicial pay is now a "crisis
that threatens to undermine the strength and independence of the federal
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the American Bar
Association urges Congress to take immediate action to enact a
substantial pay increase for the federal Judiciary, consistent with the
recent analysis by Paul Volcker, former chair of the National Commission
on the Public Service, which recognized the inadequacy of federal
judicial salaries and that increases in federal judicial salaries have
not even kept pace with increases in average American worker wages.
For the full report on the ABA recommendation 10D visit www.abavideonews.org/ABA404/