President Barack Obama yesterday signed a law establishing a special open enrollment period for judges to enroll in the Judicial Survivors' Annuities System, a victory for judges' groups that had lobbied for the legislation.
The Federal Judges Association, together with one group representing U.S. magistrate judges and another representing U.S. bankruptcy judges,had hired Patton Boggs
partner Jonathan Yarowsky, a former general counsel to the House
Judiciary Committee, to push the judges' concerns. The judges' groups also signed on Steve Elmendorf of Elmendorf Strategies.