You’ve heard me bitch a few times about the fact that SCOTUS exempted itself from the same Judicial Code of Conduct other federal judges have to follow, and here’s a perfect example of why it’s so inappropriate:
If true, this calls into question the Travel Ban decision, among other cases this term. If Kennedy wanted Trump to keep to the deal, could he really rule against him in this case? https://t.co/Y58qyocGmj
— Daniel Jacobson (@Dan_F_Jacobson) July 10, 2018
This alleged (and not denied) secret deal between Trump and Kennedy is something that should be fully looked into before Kavanaugh gets a vote in the Senate. Given that Kavanaugh could be a deciding vote on Trump's own legal case, we need to get to the bottom of this https://t.co/aUrkTmD5KG
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 10, 2018
"Asked repeatedly if some sort of deal between Trump and Kennedy was struck before Kennedy announced his retirement, Shah dodged… But what Shah didn't do is deny that the NBC report is accurate." https://t.co/cU6HnMNKNr
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) July 10, 2018
The walk back version of the story is that Kennedy secretly gave the WH a list, the WH publicly signaled back to Kennedy last November by adding one of his names to their list (https://t.co/s0Ubmx0HTn), Kennedy ruled in favor of the admin all term, and his one guy got picked. pic.twitter.com/Kdt1kcQ3vE
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 10, 2018
You can’t exchange things of value (in this case, the SCOTUS nomination) when you’re a normal federal judge. You just can’t.
This is a big fucking deal.