Clarence Thomas, Federal Judges, John Roberts, Judicial Divas, Money, S.D.N.Y., SCOTUS, Shira Scheindlin, Supreme Court, Television

Two New Arguments in Favor of Higher Pay for Supreme Court Justices

Listen up, Chief Justice Roberts! Here are two new arguments you can use to make the case for higher judicial pay.
1. From the Drudge Report:
Drudge Report Judge Judy Judith Sheindlin.jpg
Shira Scheindlin Judge Judith Sheindlin Judge Judy Above the Law.JPGAccording to Forbes, Judge Judy has a net worth of $95 million. She earns $25 million a year — over 100 times the Chief Justice’s salary.
Random aside: Contrary to rumor, and despite their shared irascibility, Judge Judy Sheindlin (at left) and Judge Shira Scheindlin (S.D.N.Y.; at right) are NOT related. As you can see, their last names are spelled differently. Despite this difference, Judge Scheindlin of the Southern District regularly receives telephone calls from people in search of televised justice.
2. Because of his low pay, Justice Clarence Thomas has been reduced to eating at ESPN Sports Zone.
(Yes, we know, CT got a seven-figure advance for his memoirs. But when you enjoy Corvettes, luxury RVs, and fine cigars, the money goes fast.)
Wonk’d: Barely Legal [Wonkette]
The Richest 20 Women In Entertainment: Judith “Judge Judy” Sheindlin (#13) [Forbes]

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