Responding to Chief Justice Roberts' insistence that federal judges need a big pay increase, the Washington Post opines,
Still, Congress is right to reconsider how judicial pay works, since it's far from a flawless system. Judicial pay should be unlinked to congressional pay, for one. It should also be adjusted for cost of living annually (so real income doesn't fluctuate greatly from year to year) and regionally (so a judge in New York isn't earning the same pay as a judge in Little Rock). A real pay raise -- though not 50 percent -- is called for.Hey - how about tying judicial salaries to increases in the minimum wage?