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December 31, 2008

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Christopher M. Pohl

I am not generally sympathetic to pleas for raises for the Judiciary, but the Chief Justice (and his predecessor) has made and continues to make a compelling case on these issues. Even though many Justices come to the bench having previously acquired considerable wealth that is not universally the case and nor should it be a factor for reasonable and equitable compensation.

Congress' failure to act on this issue in a meaningful way, is a continued witness to their collective failure on so many important issues. Even a doubling or tripling of the overall Judiciary budget (including substantial raises) would be a comparatively trivial investment in the best interests of the nation and its people.

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