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Study: Judges Hurt by Lawmaker Pay-Match Plan

Posted Apr 25, 2007 11:06 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Congress’ policy of linking its salaries to those of federal judges has probably held down pay raises for judges, a new study says.

The study by the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research was done for former members of Congress who want to end the practice, the Washington Post reports.

The commission says the buying power of judges has not kept up with inflation.

The ABA's House of Delegates called for Congress to increase federal judges' salaries at the association's midyear meeting in February.

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