Former Bell City Council members and their lawyers stand in court for an arraignment Friday March 18, 2011 in Los Angeles. Lawmakers cannot be sued for raising their own salaries, a judge tentatively ... more 
Former Bell City Council members and their lawyers stand in court for an arraignment Friday March 18, 2011 in Los Angeles. Lawmakers cannot be sued for raising their own salaries, a judge tentatively ruled, indicating he was leaning toward dismissing the heart of a lawsuit brought last year against eight former officials of the scandal-ravaged California city of Bell. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Nick Ut
Fri, Mar 18, 2011 3:29 PM EDT