"It's the Garden of Eden," said one judge. "But the law is the same as in San Francisco or Boise or Manhattan." According to The New York Times, "one of the most scenic jobs in American law" is up for grabs: the magistrate judge position presiding over the petty offenses that take place in the 750,000-acre Yosemite National park in California. The courthouse sits beneath Yosemite Falls and offers a $160,000-a-year salary. Occasionally a bear shows up at the courthouse steps. Winters can be tough in the park: it sometimes take five hours to travel 100 miles, so the judge oversees some proceedings by video. The search for the next judge begins this month.