SCOTUS’s Bad Decisions – Been There, Did That … from Crooks & Liars Chris capper Liebenthal

The Supreme Kangaroo Court of the United States really have been outdoing themselves for ratfuckery over the last week or so. They have reclassified bribes as “gratuities,” gutted environmental and consumer protectionism, and basically tried to give Trump carte blanche for his high crimes and misdemeanors.

But their actions, unfortunately, are not without precedence. In Wisconsin, we’ve seen it all before in some shape or form.

When the Republicans tried to force Justice Janet Protasiewicz to recuse herself from the redistricting case, it was noted that the conservative justices had long ago adopted rules that said they did not need to recuse themselves no matter how much money they got from the parties before them. They even went so far as to argue that preventing people from bribing them was unconstitutional.

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