judges http://wwno.org en Commission Seeks Raises for Judges http://wwno.org/post/commission-seeks-raises-judges <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state Judicial Compensation Commission has recommended a multiyear pay raise plan for Louisiana's judges.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The plan would this year increase Supreme Court justices' pay by 5.5 percent, appeals court judges by 3.7 percent and general trial court judges by 4 percent.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26573 at http://wwno.org Few appeals court judges get election challenges; many elected without opposition http://wwno.org/post/few-appeals-court-judges-get-election-challenges-many-elected-without-opposition <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Twenty-two appeals court judgeships are on the Nov. 6 ballot, but voters will only make choices in five of those races.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">That's because more than three-quarters of the jobs were handed to candidates when they attracted no opposition as the qualifying period closed last week.</p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:22:59 +0000 The Associated Press 18254 at http://wwno.org