Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito Jr. made a personal plea Thursday in favor of higher judicial salaries before a House subcommittee. Although acknowledging that the issue is a hard sell, both justices noted the potential ramifications of large numbers of judges leaving the bench for jobs that pay at least four times as much as their judicial posts. And then there was one politician's "life isn't fair" argument against the raises, an argument that cited a TV judge's salary.
Supreme Court Justices Confront the 'Judge Judy Standard' for Judicial Pay
April 20, 2007