For the first time in decades, judges are absorbing direct pay cuts or work furloughs to help their states grapple with severe budget deficits. In some cases, judges are having reductions imposed upon them by legislators. Others are voluntarily accepting pay cuts, even in states with constitutional limits on cutting judicial pay. But not everyone is on board with the voluntary cuts.
Facing Pay Cuts, Nation's Judges Are Sharing in the Pain
The National Law Journal
August 17, 2009