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Federal Judges Get $1 Miillion Hawaiian Junket at Taxpayers’ Expense

Written by Gary North on May 23, 2012

Too bad you’re not a judge with the Ninth Court of Appeals. If you were, you would be making plans for a summer vacation on Maui.

Of course, you would face a gruling schedule of investigations, becoming more alert to crucial legal issues.

When exposed by Breitbart, the Court had a ready answer.

The Ninth Circuit is in receipt of the May 18, 2012, letter from Senators Grassley and Sessions, Ranking Members of the Senate Judiciary and Senate Budget Committees, respectively, regarding the upcoming Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.  The letter is being reviewed at this time and a response to the Senators will be forthcoming.

As part of the Third Branch of government, the Ninth Circuit is fully aware of its responsibilities as a steward of public funds.  The conference is authorized by law “for the purpose of considering the business of the courts and advising means of improving the administration of justice within the circuit.” [§ 28 U.S.C. Sec. 333] The conference fully adheres to these goals, providing an exceptional educational program and the opportunity to conduct numerous business meetings that further circuit governance.  Judges and other attendees take seriously their obligation to participate fully in the conference.  Costs for lodging and air travel to attend the conference are comparative to those found at mainland venues. Any sporting and recreational activities are paid for by individuals and are not reimbursable.

It is indicative of the nearsightedness of the Breitbart news organization that it to understand the tremendous opportunities that Maui offers to dedicated judges to advance the science of jurisprudence. Were it not for the dedication of judges like these, who specialize in bankruptcy cases, the government would not be as close to bankruptcy as it is. It moving toward bankruptcy, it’s a million here, and a million there. Pretty soon it adds up.

So, I am standing behind our federal judges. I think other circuit courts are not seeing their opportunities and taking them. They should look to the Ninth Circuit Court for guidance.

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14 thoughts on “Federal Judges Get $1 Miillion Hawaiian Junket at Taxpayers’ Expense

  1. this can very well be held in America at an ordinary plance for meetings. There is no sense in going to Hawaii for a week for something like this. It's just an excuse for an expensive vacation at the taxpayers' expense. If they have extra taxpqyers' money, use it for the things they are complaining they are short of money. Or —–
    If they go to Hawaii, take us all with you.
    We're taxpayers

  2. They should hold their meeting at Heritage College. There they can learn their place according to the Constitution and what is expected from the judiciary.

  3. What else do you expect from these judges? They have proved their radicalism over and over again and their detest for the voters.

  4. Why are there no names here? Everytime I hear stories like this, I want to know who these crooks are so I can send them a letter personally.

  5. radonna says:

    Does anyone notice the fact that the judges as well as GSA have found Hawaii the best place of any 50 states, and the governor of Hawaii has recently issued a "no cooperation with the regard to the birth certificate of Obama for all state departments" . What a surprise, that Hawaii is getting all this influx of tourism money.

  6. 2WarAbnVet says:

    The Ninth Circuit Court has been a consistent embarrassment to the Republic, why should it change course now?

  7. Charlie says:

    This is INSANE!!!

  8. sean murry says:


  9. ProundPatriotToo says:

    What do you call all liberial judges hand cuffed and at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean? A good start and way over due.

  10. Nefertari says:

    This is Hawaii's reward for covering up on Obummer's birth certificate. He's sending them TOURISM MONEY to show that they've done a good job for him. Hmmmm wonder why none of the hospitals has claimed that he was born there? Because he wasn't born there. God help us….I know He's stronger than the devil….get Obummer out of the USA now.

  11. libtard rats…heres hoping they flee the ship!

  12. This info, PLUS the names of all of them, should be dispersed to all the California newspapers. SOME of them may publish the story.

  13. So how many people are we talking about here? 10? 100? 1000? A million bucks for a conference I'm sure includes payment to, and expenses for, well known people from the Washington Speaker's Bureau … Let's see a list of the attendees, guests, speakers, and the conference schedule. And don't forget to include the name and fees of the party planner that thought this was going to be a good idea …

  14. We are sick and tired of the public employees who work for us, THE PEOPLE, spending our money on vacations for themselves. We don't believe for one minute this is a "conference" where they will "learn" anything…..We have seen the list of activities they have planned, surfing, catamaran trips, fishing, etc…….just a big joke, like the GSA……suck off the taxpayer and have a great vacation in Hawaii for free!!!! What a bunch of low character, public-sucking creeps….they should all be impeached!!! Why can't Congress attempt to stop this outrageous waste of our money???? Guess we need to concentrate on changing out the House and Senate in November, as well as the WH…….really sick and tired of these many cases of sickening waste!!!