Hypocrisy in Action ~ ABC Nightline
If you don’t know the facts, you’ll fall for anything:
“…It is ironic that, in preparing a story that seeks to make the point that judges should be held to high standards of ethical integrity, ABC itself broke the law by trespassing on private property and invading the privacy of private individuals who did not give permission to be videotaped. Indeed, ABC contacted the hotel for permission to film the Society’s activities, and permission was denied by hotel management…”
UPDATE: The Washington Times has more:
…”But delivering lectures and running seminars are another story. Unless anyone is prepared to argue that Supreme Court justices shouldn’t be lecturing to legitimate legal associations for legitimate professional purposes, it cannot be argued that justices should pay their own way, since that effectively kills the practice.
We would think the greater danger — and the greater loss to the American legal profession — would be some misguided set of overly strict rules that deprives legitimate legal associations of contact with justices.
ABC News took a prefabricated line about “judicial junkets” and tried to shoehorn Justice Scalia’s professional activities into it. That’s a shame, especially with all the great judicial stories to be had right now. Federalist Society President Eugene Meyer has asked ABC News to investigate, but he probably won’t be holding his breath. Neither will we…”