TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jan 16, 2014

All federal court judges received a 14 percent salary increase effective Jan. 1 because of a court ruling that erased pay freezes going back to 1995. According to Bloomberg, the size of congressional paychecks became a political issue during the 1990s, and lawmakers cancelled four automatic cost-of-living increases for themselves and the judiciary. That led to lawsuits, including a class action that the judges won. Washington lawyer Christopher Landau represented six judges who filed a 2009 lawsuit challenging the denial of pay raises.