Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy revived the issue of judicial pay at the Court's annual budget hearing Thursday before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government. It was a genial affair, with Kennedy and Justice Clarence Thomas exchanging pleasantries and compliments about harmony between the branches of government. The table-pounding came when Kennedy was asked about the salary increases, which have made some progress through both houses but aren't a done deal.
Justice Kennedy Turns Up the Heat on Judicial Salaries
March 14, 2008