When Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. last week repeated his annual call for a boost in federal judge pay, some law professors were ready with new research to question the idea that higher pay will attract the best jurists and stem resignations. Professors say judges aren't leaving the bench in higher numbers and paying bigger salaries won't necessarily result in better judges. "We want to inject a bit of skepticism and realism into the debate," says University of Chicago professor Eric Posner.
Pay Hikes for U.S. Judges Challenged
The National Law Journal
January 11, 2008