Foreign News: Philogynous Judges

Judges of England's High Court last week prepared to fight the 20%, reduction of their salaries under the "economy act" of 1931. Reason: they are not (they claim) "servants of the Crown," for whom the cuts were ordered, but dignitaries who may be removed only by majority vote of both houses of Parliament and with the approval of the King. One procedure open to them is a petition of right, in which case they would hear their own suit against the Government. Since English judges are well paid (the Lord Chief Justice receives £8,000...

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