CJ John Roberts repeats call for higher pay for federal judges
Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts renewed his call for higher judicial pay on Wednesday, warning of long-term damage to the fabric of the courts.
In his annual year-end report, Roberts noted judges' salaries have declined over the past two decades when measured against inflation, causing many judges to leave the bench for more lucrative jobs in the private sector . . . .
. . . Some members of Congress are cool to the idea of higher pay for federal judges, who are among the highest paid federal employees. They also enjoy lifetime job security, and can retire at 65 with full salary after 15 years on the job.
We are not even getting our money's worth now. Here are two examples of lousy federal judges:
District-court judge "Jackass" Jones:
(1) -- showed extreme prejudice against Intelligent Design and the Dover defendants -- regardless of whether or not ID is a religious concept -- by saying in a Dickinson College commencement speech that his Kitzmiller v Dover decision was based on his cockamamie notion that the Founders based the establishment clause upon a belief that organized religions are not "true" religions.
(2) -- The ID-as-science section of the Dover opinion was copied nearly verbatim from the plaintiffs' opening post-trial brief while ignoring the defendants' opening post-trial brief and the plaintiffs' and defendants' answering post-trial briefs.
(3) -- has been criss-crossing the country lecturing that critics of his Dover decision have no respect for judicial independence.
District-court judge TJ "Mad" Hatter:
-- has a bad reputation for issuing decisions without opinions.