Most. Ridiculous. Complaint. Ever.
Washington (AFP) – Supreme Court justice Neil Gorsuch was under fire Thursday as he prepared to deliver a speech at a Washington hotel owned by US President Donald Trump, who appointed him to the bench.
Denouncing it as a conflict of interest and apparent display of political support, which is prohibited by the Constitution, activists, lawyers and academics have unsuccessfully sought the cancellation of Gorsuch’s speech at a luncheon at the Trump International Hotel.
Justices at the US Supreme Court may participate in events organized by institutes with clear political stances — such as the conservative Fund for American Studies which organized Thursday’s lunch — but for critics, the fact that Gorsuch is a featured speaker at Trump’s hotel raises ethical issues.