$100,000-Plus Pensions For Older Judges Under Attack

, The Connecticut Law Tribune

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As it stands, any lawyer who is nominated for a state judgeship and serves on the bench for even the briefest period is eligible for a pension equal to two-thirds of his or her judicial salary. A Superior Court judge currently makes $154,559 annually, meaning a pension would pay about $103,000 a year, plus benefits.

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  • no name

    why are the rest of us limited to $5500/year in our IRA and $17,500/year in our 401(K) to put away for retirement and have to work for 40 years, when judges get $100K lifetime pensions? Did the taxpaying voters really know of and approve this?

  • ColorBlindJustice

    I don‘t disagree with you, Roger. But I‘d put the onus on voters/taxpayers. Why do they keep electing corrupt big-spenders who feign concern for the poor and middle class while actually working to line the pockets of their well-to-do political cronies? I have no sympathy for such voters who keep reelecting the same thieves again and again.

  • Roger

    Republicns are correct in wanting to reign-in judicial pensions.
    Free spenders, like Andy Maynard, masquerading as fiscal stewards have no ctredibility on the issue. The legal profession has to admit its bias is heavily weighted by the desire to join the ranks of these well-compensated judges, and add a tidy state pension to their generally well-heeled pivate retirement plans. We‘ve simply got too many who want to jump on the wagon that overburdened taxpayers are pulling.

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