► U.S. Judge Bruce Jenkins of Salt Lake City: Utah’s 2018 District Court Geezer Award Winner Print E-mail
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U.S. Judge Bruce Jenkins of Salt Lake City: Utah’s 2018 District Court Geezer Award Winner

 

The state of Utah presented Bruce Sterling Jenkins with a law license in 1952 after he graduated from University of Utah School of Law.

 

This annual award is presented to the Utah District Court judge who has distinguished himself or herself by refusing to retire from the bench even though in most instances they are holder than dirt.

 

The 2018 Geezer award winner’s attributes are as follows.

  • 92-years-old – DOB 1927
  • Appointed by Pres. Carter to District Court in 1978
  • Bankruptcy judge/referee 1965 thru 1978
  • Assumed senior status on September 30, 1994

It should be noted that Bruce’s choice to take on senior status meant that he was only required to work 10 hours a week while continuing to collect 100% of a full-time judge’s annual salary, which as of 2019 would be $208,000. Put simply, Bruce has been required to work a mere 10 hours a week for the past twenty-five (25) years.

 

Had he retired in 1992 when he was eligible, he would have received a lifetime annual pension of $129,500,00. However, by refusing to retire, Bruce was entitled to all future pay increases, which subsequently added $78,500.00 to his annual wage and subsequent retirement.

 

I don’t know about you, but I would not be inclined to allow my legal matter to be decided by someone that is that is a part timer and 92-years-old. And that’s not to mean that I have anything against senior citizens. However, for Congress to allow this to happen is farcical at best.

 

And lastly, maybe this explains why they keep defibrillators, jumper cables jumpers and oxygen tanks near Bruce’s courtroom.

 

As we speak (ca. May 2019), Bruce continues to be employed as a part-time senior status judge for the District Court in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 
 
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