Should A Potential Appointee to the US Supreme Court Allow Potential Litigants to purchase tv commercials on his behalf?

Brett Kavanaugh, the current nominee for a seat on the US Supreme Court, has been the beneficiary of TV commercials. The TV commercials have been paid for by the Judicial Crisis Network which is described as an American conservative political campaign organization based in the United States.  As of 2014 it was run by Carrie Severino, a former law clerk for Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas.  No one knows who funds organizations like this since their donors do not have to be listed.  In addition, it seems that Kavanaugh is the beneficiary of TV commercials paid for by the NRA, a likely litigant before the court.  The NRA is an organization funded by the arms industry.

The Code of Conduct for United States Judges states that judges are to act independently and maintain high standards of independence.  How can Judge Kavanaugh maintain those high standards as a US Supreme Court justice when certain wealthy persons and the NRA are likely to be litigants before the Court?  He will be indebted to these organizations and their controlling parties.

In addition, we assume that Kavanaugh is a member of the DC Bar and is subject to that organizations Rules of Professional Conduct.  Did Kavanaugh disavow the spending of millions of dollars on his behalf by Judicial Crisis Network and the NRA?

This should be carefully examined in the current hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

 

 

 

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