Good Day World!
I don’t begrudge the nine most powerful people in America for earning nearly a quarter of a million dollars a year. (source) Federal Judicial Center.
What concerns me about our Supreme Court Justices is all of the side gigs they have going on.
For example: free travel. The justices do not have to disclose the costs of their reimbursed travels. Anyone can pay their travel expenses to get on their good side, and not worry about the world knowing about it.
Why is that? Are the “Supreme 9” satisfied with this gap in their accountability?
They also make money on books, speaking engagements, and teaching on the side. Almost makes you wonder when they actually spend time adjudicating cases. Each of these activities are open to the possibility of influence peddling.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
- 5 weeks after filing, justices' finances still not public Associated Press
- 3 Supreme Court justices maintain substantial stock holdings Associated Press
- Supreme Court justices held stakes in companies who appeared before court MarketWatch
Time for me to walk on down the road….