No Justice in Judge Furloughs

All seven California Supreme Court judges to forgo pay on furlough days

By Jackson West
|  Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009  |  Updated 1:52 PM PDT
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No Justice in Judge Furloughs

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California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George has promised to go without pay once a month in response to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's efforts to cut costs.

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Chief Justice Ronald George promised that "a large percentage" of state judges, including all the supreme court judges, will be forgoing pay at a state of the judiciary announcement over the weekend.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's mandated worker days off without pay doesn't effect the judicial branch of state government.

While it is a populist statement of solidarity with largely unionized state workers, it also ameliorates slash-and-burn supporters by saving the state an additional seven figures.

What does it mean to you? Well, don't go on a bender and end up in the hoosegow, because your bail hearing might be delayed since the Judicial Council also approved a day off once a month to save the state $94 million back in July.

Jackson West at least this should slow down the incarceration rate for a bit.

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