Free Market Evaluation - Send us your resume and we will give you free feedback
The 14 FIFA Individuals Who Have Been Indicted
The 14 FIFA Individuals Who Have Been Indicted
Working Part-Time Isn’t Always Career Suicide for Attorneys and Professionals
Working Part-Time Isn’t Always Career Suicide for Attorneys and Prof...
Joe Arpaio Needs Your Help
Joe Arpaio Needs Your Help
Salt Lake’s Mayor Responds to Pending Sexual Harassment Suit
Salt Lake’s Mayor Responds to Pending Sexual Harassment Suit
Legal Job Listings
Download PDF

Federal Judges to Get COLA View Count: 71

Chief Justice John RobertsThe US House of Representatives voted this week for a $410 billion spending plan to keep the federal government running through September. The plan includes a cost-of-living adjustment for the federal judiciary for the 2009 calendar year.

According to the Administrative Office of the US Courts, the proposal would give judges a 2.8% pay increase retroactive to January.

The pay bump would end judges’ status as the only federal employees who did not get a cost-of-living adjustment this year. They have gone without such an increase in seven of the last 14 years, and Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. has made the issue a priority.

The spending plan now heads to the Senate, which has been less receptive to arguments for higher judicial pay and could amend the plan. In October, senators removed plans for the judiciary’s 2009 cost-of-living adjustment from auto-bailout legislation passed by the House.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




House members voted in the same legislation to turn down their own cost-of-living adjustment scheduled for January 2010. Because judicial pay is linked to congressional pay, the chances for a judicial adjustment in 2010 are looking pretty low.

President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for the federal government’s 2010 fiscal year, which the White House released this morning, does not include a cost-of-living adjustment or pay raise for the federal judiciary.

Federal Judges to Get COLA by

  • Anonymous

    Oh, but NOTHING but cuts for senior citizens. No cost of living raise in Social Security and planned cuts in Medicare.

Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

Posted by on February 27, 2009. Filed under Home,Legal News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

 

 

Job of the Day
Staff Attorney
USA-CA-Napa
The primary purpose for this role is to support the General Counsel and provide dedicated and economical legal advice to Treasury Wine Estates on such matters as trade practices, compliance and traini...


Apply now

Related Posts: