Judge’s Pay Nipped by Economic Lockdown

Gov Bel Edwards economic lockdown of Louisiana has resulted in a pay cut, if ever so slight, for Louisiana’s judges.

The Ouachita Citizen’s Zach Parker wrote yesterday that a month ago judges were sent a letter from Supreme Court Justice James Genovese saying that their $900 monthly supplemental pay would be cut to $400/month.

That supplemental pay is funded through filing fees collected by clerks of court.

The base pay of judges is about $152 thousand/year, so the $500/month cut is only about 4%.

Last month we reported on the state’s indigent defenders having to furlough attorneys because of funding shortfalls.

See here Parker’s news story (subscription required).

3 Responses to “Judge’s Pay Nipped by Economic Lockdown”

  1. TaxPayer Says:

    Hardly “The Machine Stops” but it does indicate that the private economy has a small part to play in the governmental scheme of things.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I think they’ll survive unlike some normal people.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” ― Herbert Stein

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