Scalia Took Dozens of Trips Funded by Private Sponsors
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
From The New York Times:
“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. But Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, said that liberal groups’ focus on the trips simply offered them an avenue to criticize conservative justices when they had done nothing wrong. “They are creating an ethics issue to try to put pressure on justices to get them to rule a certain way,” he said.