In his article on November 22, Pat Leahy argues for increasing judicial pay by pointing out how the very highly paid “top” lawyers will not take a drop in income to become judges. I reject two premises of his argument.
Firstly, the concept that the highest-paid lawyers are the best legal minds is flawed. There are many determinants involved in being a top earner that are at best irrelevant, and at worst undesirable, characteristics...
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