It's interesting the conflict of interest that arises when litigating matters involving government pensions.
Another huge issue is the conflict of interest with government judges, whose decisions will effect their own pensions. Reed is trying to transfer the issue to federal court, for obvious reasons I think. Are state judges going to set precedence against their own pensions? Are even US Supreme Court justices immune from this issue? Are they going to rule in a way that could jeopardize their own pensions?San Jose hired outside lawyers for Measure B because it affects the city's in-house attorneys, whose union opposed it. Reed, a lawyer himself, said he is confident the outside attorneys, who oversaw the measure's language, produced a "good document around which to mount our legal defense."