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Court won't hear Clinton pay lawsuit

  Law Center  -   POSTED: 2010/06/07 14:15

The Supreme Court won't hear arguments that Hillary Rodham Clinton is ineligible to be secretary of state.

The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.

The Constitution says no member of Congress can be appointed to a government post if that job's pay was increased during the lawmaker's current term. Clinton was serving as New York senator when the secretary of state's salary was raised to its current level of $191,300.

Congress lowered the salary so that Clinton could take the position.

Judicial Watch says the congressional fix doesn't change the fact that Clinton's appointment was illegal.


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