Boy oh boy, did we drop the ball when it comes to American citizens interest, concern and oversight. This has been decades in the making, pretty much in plain sight, but then when everyone is on the take, guess the angle doesn’t matter so much. But these things have consequences and now we’re living in a society teetering on collapse, with the help of some really stupid self destructive Supreme Court decisions.
Jun 23, 2023
This week, our reporting revealed that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito took a luxury fishing trip to Alaska with billionaire Paul Singer, whose hedge fund regularly has cases come before the court. Alito did not disclose the trip or recuse himself. By failing to disclose the private jet flight Singer provided, Alito appears to have violated a federal law requiring justices to disclose most gifts, according to ethics law experts. Both Alito and Singer have said they did nothing wrong. In this virtual conversation, ProPublica reporter Justin Elliott and senior editor Jesse Eisinger walk us through what you need to know about the investigation. Read the full story: https://propub.li/3XjeOMt
SENATORS UNVEIL NEW CAPTURED COURTS REPORT EXPOSING THE JUDICIAL CRISIS NETWORK’S CENTRAL ROLE IN A SCHEME TO CAPTURE AND CONTROL THE SUPREME COURT
Senate Democrats detail web of front groups intended to obscure right-wing donors’ dark-money machine. The DISCLOSE Act, which all 50 Democrats have voted for and all 50 Republicans have filibustered, would end the influence of dark money in our politics.
Washington, DC – Senate Democrats, led by Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senate Judiciary Courts Subcommittee Chairman Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), released a new report in their Captured Courts series on the dark-money group the Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) and its role in right-wing donor interests’ scheme to capture and control the Supreme Court. …