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By MichaelMH Published Jan 01, 2023

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Well well, isn't this just scandalous! The Supreme Court Historical Society, a supposed non-profit dedicated to preserving the history of the Court, has been taking dirty money from corporate interests and far-right activists with cases before the Court. Shocking, I know. And these donations have raised all sorts of alarms among those who are concerned about the ethical implications of such fundraising activities. But let's dive into the juicy details of this scandal.

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Turns out, the Supreme Court Historical Society is a non-profit organization that claims to be all about preserving and promoting the history of the Supreme Court. In an effort to fund their operations, they've been asking for donations from a variety of sources. And according to a New York Times investigation, a lot of their funding has come from major corporations like Chevron, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner, and even Facebook, as well as anti-abortion activists like Rev. Rob Schenck. How convenient and not surprising how these groups have done so well before a compromised and well bribed court.

These donations have understandably caused some serious concern among those who worry about unethical practices and an unfair balance of power between corporations and individuals seeking justice at the Court. It's not exactly a stretch to think that corporate entities donating large sums of money to groups connected with SCOTUS justices, could potentially try to sway judicial decisions in their favor. And let's not forget about the bigger picture, where this kind of fundraising could lead to increased corporate influence. on all aspects of government decision making.

At this point, it's hard to predict exactly how these donations will impact SCOTUS decisions or effect or our constitutional rights. But one thing is for sure: we need more transparency when it comes to who is donating money, and how those funds are being used by organizations connected to SCOTUS justices and other government officials. It's not like we can just blindly trust that everything is on the up and up; the Court's actions over the last few years have destroyed any resemblance of a fair and balanced Supreme Court.

The Bottom Line

It's concerning to hear about donations from corporate interests and far-right activists, as it raises questions about ethics and accountability in the government decision making process. It's important to have transparency regarding these fundraising activities so that there is no undue influence on judicial decisions or other significant policies made by our elected leaders. As we continue to learn more about this scandal, it's crucial that we remain vigilant in defending our democracy from corruption and special interest groups seeking to use our legal system for their own gain.

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