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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Why on earth would the NJ constitution forbid reducing judges salaries? Aside from the power of the government employee lobby and constituency, I mean. Or have I answered my own question?


8 posted on 12/14/2012 12:26:52 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: Tublecane
Why on earth would the NJ constitution forbid reducing judges salaries?

A possible answer? Under a system of checks and balances, a judicial branch is supposed to be a check on both the legislative and executive branches.

It's hard for the judicial branch to be a check on the legislative branch if the legislative branch can reduce judicial salaries each time the legislative branch disagrees with a judicial opinion.

17 posted on 12/14/2012 12:57:21 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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