In his year-end report on the federal judiciary, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. refrained from prior years' calls for judicial pay raises. Roberts acknowledged the departure, writing that "when the political branches are faced with so many difficult issues, and when so many of our fellow citizens have been touched by hardship, the public might welcome a year-end report limited to what is essential: The courts are operating soundly, and the nation's dedicated federal judges are conscientiously discharging their duties."
Courts Operating Soundly, Chief Justice Says in Year-End Report
The National Law Journal
January 4, 2010