If you were wondering whether judges in Kansas were paid enough, the answer is “NO.” Judges in Kansas have to sometimes decide whether a person caught en flagrante with his ex-girlfriend’s dog (after sneaking into her garage) should have to register as a sex offender. (Apparently so.) That type of work, in my humble opinion, defies a compensatory dollar figure.
For the full, unadulterated skinny on this, read State v. Coman, 2009 WL 2633688 (August 28, 2009). For a great analysis of the opinion and the legal morass through which the court must wade, visit Leonard Link.
H/t to Bridget Crawford for the heads up.