Now that he and his colleagues have won a ruling that says federal judges are entitled to annual cost-of-living increases, U.S. District Judge Lucius Bunton has a message for Congress.

“Show us the money, isn’t that the thing?” chuckles Bunton, a senior judge in Midland. “If this thing gets upheld, we’ll be sending them a little message: Show us the money. They don’t have any choice but to do it.”

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