Among other toys the Kochs have in their well-stocked playroom are two Supreme Court Justices. Do you need the names or have you guessed already?
“The questionable activities of some of our Supreme Court justices have been well documented,” including “participating in political functions,” Representative Louise M. Slaughter, Democrat of New York, said in a statement explaining why she introduced the legislation last year. She was referring to the trips by Justices Scalia and Thomas to the events sponsored by Mr. Koch. ...NYT
Given the lionizing of Scalia and the Senate's memorial decision to disallow a replacement chosen by the White House -- oops, I mean the insufficiently "white" House -- I think it's fair to assume that Republicans don't see any particular merit in keeping corruption off the Supreme Court. Breyer, a "liberal" justice, is also in the top tier of Court moochers.
In 2011, a liberal advocacy group, Common Cause, questioned whether Justice Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas should have disqualified themselves from participating in the landmark Citizens United case on campaign finance because they had attended a political retreat in Palm Springs, Calif., sponsored by the conservative financier Charles G. Koch. Mr. Koch funds groups that could benefit from the ruling.
The disclosure report filed by Justice Thomas made no mention of the retreat. It said only that he had taken a trip, funded by the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group, to Palm Springs to give a speech. ...NYT
Who spent more time on the road in any given month? Scotus or Willie? Just askin'.