Justice Alito Attends Fundraiser, Violates U.S. Courts Code of Conduct

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    According to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, a judge “should not “solicit funds for, pay an assessment to, or make a contribution to a political organization or candidate, or attend or purchase a ticket for a dinner or other event sponsored by a political organization or candidate.” What exactly does Justice Alito not understand about that?

    UPDATE: This video apparently was taken at the Robert L. Bartley Dinner on November 9, 2010. The dinner was held at the Capital Hilton, was put on by The American Spectator, and “was made possible by this year’s Platinum Sponsors – Lawrence Auriana, Paul Charnetzki, and T. Boone Pickens.”  The Keynote Speaker was Rep. Michelle Bachmann, and “presenters” included Alfred S. Regnery and R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. Other notable sponsors included Eagle Publishing, Americans for Prosperity, and a long list of right-wing figures.

    UPDATE #2: Thanks to the superb Think Progress for the great job in getting this video and posting it on YouTube right away. A tremendous public service, as usual with ThinkProgress. Also, see their full story by Lee Fang here. Again, great job!