Judge Barrett can be confident that the book project won’t detract from her focus on her judicial duties, and she might well be right. But from the point of view of the average American who makes a living at 40,000 a year, the look of a judge – who receives $ 250,000 in taxpayers money to run people’s business as justice – shines for $ 2 million in one Book shop in the moonlight. are problematic.
– Professor Charles Geyh of Indiana University’s Masons School of Law, who specializes in legal ethics, comments on the $ 2 million advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett is reported to receive for her upcoming memoir. The advance is the greatest any Supreme Court Justice has ever made.
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