This partisan “training camp” idea is the very antithesis of the “independent judiciary” ideal that CJ Roberts just espoused. Is it too much to hope that he might drop a hint or two to that effect? Maybe by refusing to hire brainwashed law clerks?https://t.co/9a7zkLDFe2
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) November 21, 2018
Thanks to the media for exposing this.
“Heritage is reevaluating the Federal Clerkship Training Academy. As a result, the program will not go on as scheduled.” – Greg Scott, director of media at The Heritage Foundation. https://t.co/hxIBv7Ddgm
— Adam Liptak (@adamliptak) October 18, 2018
Heritage Foundation posted an application for a secret law clerk training academy that noted "generous donors" making "significant financial investment" in attendees. When NYT asked about it, Heritage "deleted references to donors, secrecy and loyalty." https://t.co/hEfhAgQDGt
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 18, 2018
This should not be allowed.
Most judges prohibit their clerks or soon-to-be clerks from any kind of political or partisan activity. They should make it clear that participating in this is unacceptable for any current or incoming clerk. https://t.co/tJ2K9k1pK7
— Susan Hennessey (@Susan_Hennessey) October 18, 2018
— The New Republic (@newrepublic) October 18, 2018
update 10/23 – something similar
Up @theintercept, while that Heritage Fdn bootcamp for law clerks got attention, in the 80s and 90s a libertarian group ran a corporate-funded boot camp for actual judges. And a new study confirms it made judges rule more conservatively https://t.co/oD5sFVPLuZ
— David Dayen (@ddayen) October 23, 2018