Black-robed royalty use taxpayer monies to bankroll lavish soiree
Although American taxpayers are not likely to forget the recently disclosed obscene excesses of the GSA‘s $823,000 Las Vegas conference, the judges of the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals are not to be dissuaded from holding their own conference in Maui.
When the judges of the nation’s most overturned federal circuit court were called out on their extravagant junket by Republican Senators Chuck Grassley ((Iowa) and Jeff Sessions (Ala.), in this letter to Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, the following inane statement by the court’s “executive” was sent in response.
In 2010 the same court’s Maui conference cost taxpayers more than $1.1 million in travel and accommodation expenses for nearly 700 participants.
The list of the 29 active judges and the president who appointed them can be seen here. Sixty-four percent were appointed by Democrats Carter, Clinton and Obama. Their salaries are estimated to range from $164,000 to $223,500.
The court serves Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, as well as Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands
The Hill covers the outrageous action here.