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Who paid for Antonin Scalia's vacation to the luxury resort in Texas?

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    Was this conflict of interest?

    From: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/201...alia-s-vacation-to-the-luxury-resort-in-Texas

    As in invited guest, Scalia was not charged for his stay at the luxury resort. The Washington Post notes that Scalia’s stay at the resort brings up several important questions, especially in light of the fact that Poindexter recently had business with the Supreme Court.

    One of Poindexter’s companies was involved in a case that made it to the high court. Last year, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving an age discrimination lawsuit filed against one of these companies, court records show.

    The nature of Poindexter’s relationship with Scalia remained unclear Tuesday, one of several lingering questions about his visit. It was not known whether Scalia had paid for his own ticket to fly to the ranch or if someone else picked up the tab, just as it was not immediately clear if Scalia had visited before.

    It is also still not known who else was at the Texas ranch for the weekend, and unless that is revealed, there could be concerns about who could have tried to raise an issue around Scalia, said Stephen Gillers, who teaches legal and judicial ethics at the New York University School of Law. He compared it to unease that arises when judges and officials from major companies are invited to seminars or educational events that bring them together for periods of time.
     
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    The plot thickens
     
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    I wonder what we are going to do to him for that dastardly action.
     
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  4. Salty

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    Scalia will now be required to vote Democrat
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Not even pushin up daises and they are after him. Maybe this is why Obama isn't goin to his funeral - not dastardly enough fer him.
     
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    Corruption at all levels of government.

    We are thick with it and worse off because of it.
     
  9. InTheLight

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    For Pete's sake, look at this article. This is supposed to be a news article? Oh, wait, the DailyKos, enough said...
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    remained unclear Tuesday....
    one of several lingering questions....
    It was not known....
    it was not immediately clear if....

    It is also still not known....
    there could be concerns about who could have....
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    This is terrible "journalism"!
     
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    Alcott must be a Democrat... *laugh*
     
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    All that is missing is the word "Unexpected".
     
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    SovereignGrace- I hope you are not expecting payment for boosting my "Like" ratings. Laugh
     
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