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Unethical justice and the corruption of Jones Day

Buying influence in SCOTUS decisions

We must maintain trust in our judicial system, but money and Jones Day, a conservative law firm known for representing the Trump administration, is undermining this trust.

Recently, they made headlines by hiring eight law clerks who previously worked for conservative justices on the Supreme Court. Armed with intimate knowledge and influential relationships, these clerks will now specialize in addressing SCOTUS cases.

With its focus on corporate law, anti-labor cases, and close ties to the Republican Party and the ultra-conservative movement, Jones Day has done more harm to democratic ideals than any other law firm in the nation.

High-level government officials leaving public service to work for the entities they previously regulated is illegal. If American justice is supposed to be blind and impartial, then the actions of Jones Day are also a clear violation of that principle.

The Supreme Court does not have a code of ethics to safeguard justice. Until Congress passes reform, the ultra-right law firm Jones Day and its unscrupulous lawyers will exploit the system and continue their conservative crusade to influence the court.

With signing bonuses of $500,000, lavish recruitment events, and annual starting salaries exceeding $250,000, Jones Day understands the value of proximity to power, but this is not how American justice should operate. It raises serious concerns about the integrity of our legal system.

Senate Bill 359, the ‘Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act of 2023’, should be voted on and revised in the House to prevent conflicts of interest.

We must demand transparency and accountability to ensure that justice is not for sale to the highest bidder. It is time to reevaluate the role of money and power in our courts and reaffirm our commitment to a justice system that genuinely serves the American people.


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