Justice Thomas failed to disclose luxury vacations paid for by conservative billionaire Harlan Crow over the course of twenty years. CERL Affiliated Faculty Kermit Roosevelt weighed in on the Thomas scandal, explaining:
“But it’s indicative of a larger problem. [The Justices] are just not subject to any enforceable ethics guidelines, and they act like it.”
Kermit Roosevelt works in a diverse range of fields, focusing on constitutional law and conflict of laws. He has published scholarly books in both fields. Conflict of Laws (Foundation Press, 2010) offers an accessible analytical overview of conflicts. The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions (Yale, 2006) sets out standards by which citizens can determine whether the Supreme Court is abusing its authority to interpret the Constitution. Read his bio here.