It’s time for year-end reports and for setting new--and renewed--goals for the future. The Supreme Court of the United States weighed in this week when Chief Justice John Roberts released his 2006 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary. As always, this annual report included a useful summary of the federal courts’ caseload during the past year. But its focus was the seriously lagging compensation of federal judges, a result of Congressional failure to enact a judicial salary increase over many years and a situation now at crisis level, according to the Chief Justice. The most recent Year-End Reports (2000 – 2006) are available on the Supreme Court web site. More information about the Chief Justice’s Year-End Report and about how to find earlier reports is provided by the Supreme Court Historical Society.
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