Gerry Canavan

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Of course it’s not important that Justices Alito, Scalia, and Thomas attend secret right-wing fundraisers. Honest question: is there anything remotely comparable going on with the Court’s left wing?

Written by gerrycanavan

November 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

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  1. Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress’ resident legal expert, noted:

    A Supreme Court justice lending a hand to a political fundraising event would be a clear violation of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, if it wasn’t for the fact that the nine justices have exempted themselves from much of the ethical rules governing all other federal judges. Nevertheless, a spokesperson for the Supreme Court tells ThinkProgress that “[t]he Justices look to the Code of Conduct for guidance” in determining when they may participate in fundraising activities.

    That Code provides that in almost all circumstances, “a judge should not personally participate in fund-raising activities, solicit funds for any organization, or use or permit the use of the prestige of judicial office for that purpose. A judge should not personally participate in membership solicitation if the solicitation might reasonably be perceived as coercive or is essentially a fund-raising mechanism.”

    gerrycanavan

    November 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm


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