Skip to comments.SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts’ Wife Could Be Investigated After Bombshell Revelations of Potential Conflict of Interest
Posted on 02/01/2023 8:55:56 PM PST by SeekAndFind
The Supreme Court has been under attack since the 2020 election, with protests outside the homes of judges, an unprecedented leak, and now scrutiny in the professions of family members.
SCOTUS released its report earlier this month into who might have leaked the draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito concerning returning the question of abortion back to the states. The report did not find the leak, but one lawmaker has expressed an opinion on the matter.
Now there is a question about the professional work of one of the justices’ wives. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’s wife could face an ethics inquiry by the Department of Justice.
A former colleague of Jane Sullivan Roberts has formally asked the DOJ for an inquiry after claiming that the chief justice’s wife had been paid millions in commissions to place lawyers at firms — some of which have business before the Supreme Court. Jane Roberts is a high-end legal recruiter, Conservative Brief reports.
“In his letter last month, Kendal Price, a 66-year-old Boston lawyer, argued that the justices should be required to disclose more information about their spouses’ work. He did not cite specific Supreme Court decisions, but said he was worried that a financial relationship with law firms arguing before the court could affect justices’ impartiality or at least give the appearance of doing so,” the New York Times reported.
“Mrs. Roberts, now the managing partner of the Washington office of Macrae Inc., had spent two decades at the law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where she became a partner in the global technology group and also focused on talent development. In 2007, she changed careers and soon ascended the ranks of her new industry. Partners at leading law firms in Washington on average make well over $1 million a year, and at the high end, they can be paid over $7 million. Recruiting firms take a large cut from those placements, often equivalent to a quarter of the new hires’ first-year salaries,” the NYT reported.
“The spreadsheets list six-figure fees credited to Mrs. Roberts for placing partners at law firms — including $690,000 in 2012 for one such match. The documents do not name clients, but Mr. Price recalled her recruitment of one prominent candidate, Ken Salazar, then interior secretary under President Barack Obama, to WilmerHale, a global firm that boasts of arguing more than 125 times before the Supreme Court,” the outlet added.
“I do believe that litigants in U.S. courts, and especially the Supreme Court, deserve to know if their judges’ households are receiving six-figure payments from the law firms,” Price wrote.
Chief Justice Roberts’s wife, Jane Sullivan Roberts, has made millions recruiting lawyers to prominent law firms, some with business at the Supreme Court. Now, a letter to Congress from a former colleague of hers claims that may be a conflict of interest.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 31, 2023
The investigation into the SCOTUS leak concluded without identifying the source of the leak to Politico last year. Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz recently offered his opinion of who he believes leaked the draft to Politico, Conservative Brief reports.
“I had several reporters ask today ‘what if it was a justice that did this?’ I gotta tell you, I just don’t believe that,” Cruz said, ruling out the Obama appointee herself. “It is such a grotesque violation of trust, to me, it is beyond imagination that a justice would do this.”
“To use the nuclear code example, it’s like the president handing the nuclear codes to Putin, it’s just…I cannot believe that even the most left-wing justice would do this,” he added.
“I think it is very, very likely a law clerk,” he said. “And it is very, very likely a law clerk for one of the three liberal justices, that means there are twelve human beings who are your likely suspect pool, that’s not a big likely suspect pool.”
“It is likely to be someone who is a hard partisan, and who was willing to burn the place down because he or she was so upset about what happens,” Cruz continued, “If I were to guess, the most likely justice for whom the law clerk is clerking is Sonia Sotomayor.”
“Why do you say that?” Knowles asked in response.
“Because she’s the most partisan of the justices, and so, she’s the most likely to hire wild-eyed partisans as clerks,” he answered, adding that “I have no evidence of that. I’m just making an inference.”
Cruz then went on to address the gravity of the leak itself, which he and many other Republicans have called extremely serious.
“It is difficult to overstate how destructive it is to the Supreme Court, to the independence of the judiciary, to the integrity of the court, to have a draft opinion leaked during the process of deciding the case,” Cruz said. “In over 200 years of our nation’s history, that has never happened, and there was one woke, little left-wing twit who decided to hell with his or her obligations to the justice they work for, to hell with their obligations to the court, to hell with their obligations to the rule of law, that they would instead try to sneak it out in order to put political pressure on the justices and intimidate them into changing their votes,” he added.
So it becomes an issue - 11 years later. Hmmm.
Just like everyone else in DC? Can we talk about China Mitch’s wife?
Our entire government and the political parties are nothing but one giant grift.
...”At the law firms.”
Apparently all over the political spectrum.
“ Boston lawyer, argued that the justices should be required to disclose more information about their spouses’ work”
So nothing improper actually happened it was just a hit piece written to look that way
How clever. Not
I’m not so sure I agree with that.
I do think that this is an example of how the Democrats and the left put on a full offensive effort. Trying to take out a Justice while a Democrat has the ability to nominate the successor. Likewise, I think that the push to eliminate Santos (which would lead to a Democrat holding the seat at least until a special election) is a part of an effort to chip away at the House margin. GOP House members in states with Democratic Governors, especially those with ill health or other vulnerabilities, should be especially careful. These guys play for keeps.
It’s a big nothing burger, just like the brouhaha about Clarence Thomas’s wife.
The Dems are grasping at straws.
So they’re going to investigate a Paul Pelosi’s stock ‘investments’?
The “By Any Means Necessary” Party, versus the “It’s Like Taking Candy From A STUPID Baby” party...
Agree but I think it's kind of a mistake picking Roberts. He's on their side.
It was her job. Was she supposed to quit working?
So what if they argued before the court? She didn’t tell
them what to argue, what cases to take or to refuse.
Justices still had to weigh any information presented
and provide opinions.
This is total nonsense.
The Left is pushing too far. I’m not a big fan of
Roberts, but this tactic of charging everyone assumed
to be a Conservative with trumped up charges needs to
become actionable before some courts.
Those bringing up these cases should be charged with
contempt of court, for trying to abuse the judicial
system for political purposes.
That’s all this is > IMO.
Wilmer Hale. Interesting.
Alameda ex-CEO Caroline Ellison taps SEC’s former top crypto regulator as lawyer in FTX investigation
Business Insider ^ | 12-10-22 | Bethany Biron
Posted on 12/10/2022, 4:26:08 PM by dynachrome
Caroline Ellison hired Stephanie Avakian and law firm WilmerHale to represent her in the FTX investigation, per Bloomberg.
Avakian was a top regulator at the SEC, where she increased oversight of cryptocurrency.
She also led major cases against companies including Tesla, Theranos, Facebook, and Wells Fargo, among others.
(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...
This is the same story as why Trump got blamed for hiring people who were part of the Swamp. All available and qualified people are from the Swamp. The Swamp either eats or spits out all newbies in D.C.
...and the DC Grift Game moves on....
Roberts is protected from all sides.
He regularly dines with prominent Senators and he Controls FISA.
He’s totally untouchable.
Everyone knew the “Investigation” of the leak was Fake as a Wax three dollar bill.
The Communist Purge Continues To Grow Exponentially & Nothing Is Being Done About It!
The Biden cabal is desperate to replace Roberts before the election...
Next on their "purge" list will be Thomas' wife...
Evil never stops...
All the while the doltish serfs continue to graze blissfully...
those who WORKED at SCOTUS, supported the
Chief Epstein-Maltese Justice to attack POTUS.
“Eleven months before the Senate impeachment trial exposed an unprecedented level of political savagery,
Waxman quietly prepared for the worst.
He reached out to two other former Solicitors General, Walter Dellinger
and Donald Verrilli, who served as the Clinton
and the Obama Administrations’ advocates, respectively,
before the Supreme Court.
By April, they had formed a small swat team to coordinate with the Biden campaign.
They called themselves the Three Amigos,
but the campaign referred to them as SG3.
Their goal: safeguarding the election”
This is TREASON and they should pay the ultimate price
for STEALING THE ELECTION FROM 80 MILLION PATRIOTS.
27 posted on 2/21/2021, 5:59:32 PM by Diogenesis (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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