'Cushy' Job, or 'Isolated' Hell? Life as a Supreme Court Justice

When President Obama picks his nominee to become the nation's 112th Supreme Court justice, he'll bestow one of the highest honors a U.S. lawyer or judge can receive. But appointment to a seat on the country's highest court can be both a blessing and a curse, court insiders say. In many ways, "it's the cushiest job in the world," said Supreme Court historian and University of Texas law professor Lucas "Scot" Powe. Court members get lifetime employment, steady $200,000 salaries, ample vacation...Full Story
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