In a rare appearance Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made a plea for increasing judicial salaries and against allowing cameras in the Court. Congress' failure to give federal judges meaningful raises is "threatening the excellence of the judiciary," Kennedy said. As for cameras in the Court, Kennedy pointedly urged the Senate not to introduce the "insidious temptation" for justices to shape their comments and questions from the bench into sound bites.
Justice Kennedy: Yes to Judicial Pay Hikes, No to Cameras at High Court
February 15, 2007