The Supreme Court overturned a West Virginia Supreme Court ruling that overturned a ruling against an energy company. The deciding vote in that case was a judge who won his position on the bench via a $3 million contribution to his campaign. This sum was more than contributed by any other person to the campaign and was more than all of the other contributors to the election. The contribution was made by the Energy Company who wanted the ruling overturned by the West Virginia Court.
As if it wasn't bad enough that the guy took $3 million from an energy company, and then sat on the case and didn't recuse himself, our Conservative members of our own Supreme Court didn't see anything wrong with this. These are the folks that brought us Bush and Cheney in 2000. Justices Roberts, Scalia, Alito and Thomas all voted against the ruling. Makes you proud to have conservatives on the bench. It must be their objectivity.
High court: Judge should have dropped case involving donor - USATODAY.com