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Should the number of judges on senior status in federal courts be limited?

  • Yes, The Number of Senior Status Judges Should Be Limited

    The number of judges on senior status should be limited and judges should be encouraged to retire. Keeping judges on senior status enables them to work half as much but keep a full staff and office, which is drain on tax payer dollars. Also, there should be movement of younger judges through the system which will only be maximized if older judges retire.

  • It Should Be Limited

    I believe the number of judges on senior status in federal courts should be limited. Senior status would indicate experience and know-how and these people should earn these positions, not be thrown into them simply because there is a need. I believe it is better for the system to be bogged down and delayed rather than letting inexperienced judges take the reigns.

  • It is a cash cow.

    Yes, the number of judges on senior status in federal courts should be limited, because the judges are paid so much for what they do. The judges work very little, and they just grant adjournments, rather than going to trial. The federal courts pay the judges so much for not doing much work.

  • What's the downside of experienced judges working for free?

    Senior status judges are the most experienced in the federal courts, and they don't earn a penny more for continuing to work. It would be absolutely foolish to not take full advantage of that experience. Besides which, the dockets of many federal courts would be utterly unmanageable without the additional assistance that senior status judges provide.

  • If a judge has earned that status then they should be granted such

    No, I do not believe that the number of judges on senior status in federal courts should be limited. If a judge has the experience and the time served a a judge that would grant them this title, then they should be able to hold that title with regard to how many actually have reached that status.


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