Bush Approves Bill Reducing Secretary of State’s Pay - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com: "Mr. Bush signed a bill reducing by several thousand dollars the salary of the secretary of state. It was a crucial step in Mrs. Clinton’s confirmation process because of a clause in the Constitution that forbids a member of Congress from being appointed to a government position which was either created or given a compensation increase during the lawmaker’s current term."
How are these things checked? Automatically? Who writes this compliance software? The same folks who implement Sarbanes-Oxley?