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U.S. Judge Edward Lodge: Idaho’s 2017 Double Dipping Porker of the Year Winner

 

The state of Idaho provided Edward J. Lodge with a law license in 1961 after he graduated from the University of Idaho Law School.

 

Former President George H. W. Bush was duped into nominating Eddie for a seat as a District Court Judge for the District of Idaho in October 1989. Eddie wasn’t nominated because he was the most qualified attorney in the greater Boise area. He got it because he had proven to be a reliable lackey for the local political hacks.

 

Eddie has had his significant snout firmly implanted in the public trough for the past fifty-years (ca. 1968 thru 2018). Apparently, no self-respecting law firm in the greater Boise area was about to offer Eddie a good paying job over the past 48 years.

 

It should be noted that in July 2015 Eddie opted to assume the position of senior status judge. This meant that he was only required to work 10 hours a week while collecting 100% of a full-time judge’s annual salary, which as of 2018 would be $205,100.

 

 

In addition to his annual $205,100 salary, Eddie also collects an annual judicial pension from Idaho of approximately $110,000 for a total of $315,100.

 

And lastly, if you’re a federal or even a local government employee, wouldn’t you love it if you could take on senior status in your job after 10 years and continue to collect 100% of your pay? Sorry boys and girls!

 

 Even though you’ll never be able to collect this unconscionable financial benefit, you can take solace in the fact that you will be required to continue to pay taxes to support it.

 

 As we speak (ca. March 2018), Eddie continues to sit as a District Court judge in Boise, Idaho.

 
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