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Williams, et al. v. United States

February 01, 2001

A petition for a writ of certiorari to be granted by the US Court of Appeals to review the constitutionality of Congresional legislation.  That law withheld, from federal judges, annual cost-of-living allowances that were provided for under the Ethics Reform Act of 1989.  The BBA signed onto the brief due to its concern about the damage caused to an independent judiciary by inadequate compensation.