The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would give federal judges their first pay raise in two decades, pushing them to the fore of federal earners. The bill would also increase the workload for senior judges, raise the retirement age for full pension and discourage retired judges from taking work in the private sector. The bill's backers were keen to point out that federal district judges, at $165,200 a year, are often paid less than first-year associates at prestigious firms.
House Judiciary Committee OKs Bill to Raise Federal Judges' Pay
December 13, 2007