Supreme Court Conservatives Jump the Shark

by Brien Jackson

You’ve really got to love that the Roberts-Scalia-Thomas-Alito wing of the Supreme Court is so insulated from any sort of reprisal that they can actually cast a vote declaring, in effect, that buying a vote on a state supreme court to influence a pending case isn’t a problem. At least not if it’s a corporation doing it.

What’s really galling here is how obvious the case is; even if you don’t assume there was anything nefarious going on, that one of the parties in a case gave one of the justices a $3 million contribution is a conflict of interest any way you slice it, and the justice in question should have recused himself. There’s no credible argument against that, and obvisouly, none of the court’s conservatives made any.