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The more principled a judge you are, the more glory there is to be had. If you’re in bed with the mafia (hopefully not literally, as their morning breath is the worst) or if you’re taking money under the table, you’ll probably live in a really nice house but be terrorized by guilt and remorse. However, if you are one of the vast majority of judges who made their ascent to the chair because of a stalwart integrity and deeply entrenched sense of right and wrong, then you can take great pride in the work that you do and revel in the influence that your rulings have on the lives of the goodies and baddies of this world.