Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is trying to avoid testifying in a Senate hearing about the financial corruption scandals of his fellow right wing Justices such as Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch. Now we’re getting a clearer answer as to why Roberts has been hiding from this.
It turns out John Roberts’ wife has made more than ten million dollars by placing attorneys at elite law firms – and some of those firms have argued cases in front of the Supreme Court. While there is no evidence of any quid pro quo, it still gives the perception that these firms could have been essentially paying all this money to Roberts’ wife in the hope of ultimately getting favorable rulings from Roberts.
This now means that three right wing Supreme Court Justices (that we know of) have ugly financial corruption scandals. Of course they do. Right wing political ideology is the belief that everyone else should be tightly controlled by the government, and that you should be allowed to do whatever awful things you want. The Supreme Court is full of right wingers who are both corrupt and deranged. It needs to be expanded more urgently than ever.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report