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Alexander Hamilton

Letters: Judges' vital role in government must be reflected in compensation

The independent Judicial Compensation Commission recently reported its findings to the Maryland General Assembly — presented to the Senate and House of Delegates in the form of joint resolutions — regarding judge's salaries Our state's judges have not received a raise since 2006, and our Circuit Court Judges' pay, when ranked among that of their national peers and adjusted for cost of living, pathetically ranks 43rd in the nation. Just as we take understandable pride in the first-in-the-nation ranking of our state's educational system, we should be suitably embarrassed by that of our judicial compensation — embarrassed not simply by the...