Ruth Bader Ginsburg has used a terrible loophole to become a wealthy woman.
But her days of luxury are coming to a sudden end.
Ruth Ginsburg has a secret stash of money that could get her thrown off the bench.
The Supreme Court has way more power than it should have.
It isn’t accountable to the other branches of the government and that’s a huge problem.
The Supreme Court no longer just makes judgements about laws, it makes the laws.
This makes the Supreme Court justices more powerful than almost any other branch.
And some members are getting expensive gifts without having to report it.
In Proverbs, it says that a judge receiving gifts will become corrupt.
And Ruth Bader Ginsburg has received a lot of gifts.
Justices on the Supreme Court don’t have to report if they are getting free trips and who is paying for them.
And Ginsburg has traveled all over the world for free because people want a Supreme Court judge on their side.
The public deserves to know where all these free trips are coming from.
In some cases, they might be a little better than a bribe.
According to the Daily Caller:
The proposed Judicial Travel Accountability Act requires judicial officers to itemize privately funded travel, lodging and related expenses within 15 days of a trip’s end and provide detailed descriptions of meetings and events in which they participated. Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island is the lead Senate sponsor, while Democratic Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island is leading the House effort.
“Judges and justices receive free trips around the world, and the American people deserve to know in a timely manner how much the excursions cost and who’s paying,” Fix the Court executive director Gabe Roth said in a statement following introduction of the bill on Oct. 17. “Officials in the executive and legislative branches are already compelled to disclose this type of information, so there’s no reason judicial travel and gift reporting should remain exempt from accepted standards.”
Members of the Supreme Court are well-traveled by any objective standard. All nine justices reported reimbursed travel on their 2018 financial disclosures.
Some trips do not have obvious connections to legal business. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took 14 trips on which her expenses were covered by outside parties, including a visit to the Sundance Film Festival and a jaunt in Israel with the billionaire entrepreneur Morris Kahn. Justice Stephen Breyer reported 12 trips, among them his regular duties as a juror for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, as well as appearances at the Aspen Ideas Festival and a Fulbright program in Paris.
It’s not okay that Ginsburg receives luxury vacations that are paid for by unknown third parties.
The Supreme Court is not answerable to the voters so there is even more need for there to be transparency.
Do you think that Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs to be held accountable for the lavish trips that she got as gifts?
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