A confidential salary cost-containment report currently making the rounds among federal judges would limit judges to a single career law clerk, curtail clerk vacation pay and cap career clerk salaries.

Despite a projected savings of $223 million to $280 million over the next decade, the report has plenty of judges hopping mad, and some have disputed the savings claims. And the report concludes the savings would fall short of eliminating the expected $788 million shortfall for all court costs over the next decade.

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