Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Illinois justices take law into their own hands to order pay raise for themselves

This New York Times story (registration required) begins with the following:

"The justices of the Illinois Supreme Court have decided that all the state's judges deserve cost-of-living raises, themselves included. So they have ordered the government to pay them more.

But others in this deficit-ridden state disagree, including the governor and the comptroller, who writes the checks. That has set off a storm of legal maneuvers that threaten to leave the comptroller in contempt of court, and some of the state's best-paid workers — judges — suing the governor in their own courts."

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