Judicial Pay

The Federal Circuit heard oral argument in Beer v. U.S. last week.  The appeal relates to a lawsuit brought by a group of  federal judges concerning judicial pay.  It was GVR’d by the Supreme Court last term.  For more background, the amicus brief  filed jointly by the AIPLA, IPO, and the Federal Bar Association (in the Supreme Court case last term) is available [here].

The US Courts’ home page has a good summary of how judicial pay has been affected by the unintended consequences of the Ethics Reform Act of 1989.  Here is the link for that page: [Link].  A couple of interesting graphs from that page are shown below.

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