Friday, April 25, 2014

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

The Center for Public Integrity reported today that the Koch brothers and major corporations are sponsoring a pension reform seminar for judges, with all expenses paid.
 "As state courts across the nation prepare to referee numerous public pension reform disputes, a gaggle of interested parties — from major corporations to the Koch brothers — will next week sponsor an expenses-paid conference on public pension reform for judges who may decide the cases’ fates. . . The “Judicial Symposium on the Economics and Law of Public Pension Reform,” according to a George Mason event description, is intended to “comprehensively outline the underlying structure of pension systems, address the differences between public and private pensions and detail the unfunded liabilities and potential bankruptcy issues arising from this crisis.” (Read more)
Surely, the code of judicial ethics has something to say about this. Yes? I imagine the list of attendees will be made public, one way or another.

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