Automakers were not the only ones left empty-handed at the end of last week's lame-duck session of Congress. The federal judiciary's long quest for salary increases made little progress -- though hope remains that the post-Thanksgiving session will bring some results. Judges are walking a difficult line, not wanting to appear selfish when the populace at large is suffering as a result of the financial crisis, but judicial pay has lagged for years.
Judicial Pay Raise Stalls Again in Congress
November 25, 2008