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And here we -- again how would you like to go to ho why any and stay at a fancy resort in spots sounds great doesn't.
Buddy about to put the one million dollar bill for that lavish trip to -- but here.
The bad news you're not invited to go federal judges the western -- planning a so called conference -- really comfy one Hawaii on your dime.
Some -- Republicans are tonight -- -- is -- next those plans we spoke with senator Jeff Sessions earlier tonight.
Contribute you've grown up I have to admit that you and senator Grassley are far more gentlemen like in your letter to the head of the Chief Justice of the NASA's focus on my answer than I ever would be -- spend the plan is almost -- 100000 dollars to go to on to a business meeting.
At -- stop.
It's a huge expense seems to me.
Not just to find other circuits on not doing in some mom can't even cancel those conferences over the last year -- -- And not a way S the second -- -- -- the -- In the end two years there were there in 2010.
Most Americans have lived their entire life and never get to Hawaii so excite -- On their land that they're making this -- I got I -- I Don and so I do believe that.
This is symptomatic.
Com no problem throughout our government every agency department -- this government.
Is spending money in ways that are not properly justified.
On -- -- business as usual this goes through the same motions you -- and year after year.
Not reaching the level of productivity and efficiencies.
And then arm trying to do in this is really.
I think the response have you -- the statement from the cast circuit executive which I think is actually appalling.
Because what she says this part of the third branch of government mean it -- the judiciary.
Tonight circus fully aware of its responsibilities -- -- Steward of public funds that question well that's my editorializing -- -- conference is authorized by law for the purpose of considering the business of the courts advising means improving the administration justice for them circuit.
No -- as a loss say they go off on these lavish boondoggles.
Face fancy resorts on the packs taxpayer's dime.
They can rent -- -- -- on a high school and jam and -- if they wanted it wouldn't cost us a dime well this.
Country has never been in a more dangerous financial condition and we are -- -- forty cents of every dollar we spend his barn and the way they.
Are shaping up that's not easily going get better without us taking action.
So when you know my -- -- prominent par -- -- our government.
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals from repeatedly going off on these kind of expensive trips.
I think it indicates they're not in touch with the danger our country faces.
Candy Senate Judiciary Committee.
-- -- -- just saying no mean as as oversight just tell them stop that don't spend a month.
Don't go to these whole ice -- the American people don't want Cynthia business to do do in the -- room someplace.
I think maybe that needs to be young black women because you know none whatsoever -- the answer not to do it.
Well you didn't really through the appropriations process the appropriating process when of course are funded.
-- you could.
-- -- funding for these conferences they've been done every year for decades.
On -- conference is ousting them from -- grown larger and larger and more expensive each year.
And this one seems to be one of the most egregious that I have had the pleasure read about.
One of the human doing of these -- as it says for education what kind of education most lawyers go to the law library and study -- none of the computer terminal.
Or it's a business Mimi what business education has it taken -- it's it's extraordinary that the human -- us around I'm surprised have you ever spoken no one.
I got to realize you're -- -- actually go acumen and.
There's slamming the here -- your commentator on the law and in the issues dealing with allowing your lower your.
So long -- some -- they have good speakers they have conferences they have rock.
On the round tables -- -- panel discussions.
Not all worthless.
What is right -- decided case you -- the facts in the courtroom.
And you studying the law you don't need to go to conference and find out what some motivational speaker or anybody else's time -- -- look at the facts.
And the law you don't need to talk to other people in fact he shouldn't.
-- exactly rock coming this that we don't have the money for these trips we've got to cut.
-- now -- throughout the entire.
Federal government and the last place in the first place you should look for are these kind of expenditures they cannot be directly tied to the mission of the court.
Each other they -- letter to yours and -- and sent grass this letter is just stunning.
The conference doesn't officially open until Monday but the registration -- opens two days earlier Saturday and Sunday and if they want on their own time.
Thank you go to yoga surfing lessons standup paddle board -- -- about what study not that was put the letter says it's a Latin inspired dance program.
A tennis tournament a date tour a tour of up country Mali and Gemma -- catamaran snorkel trip.
And the activity and inactivity which -- you haven't fully defined in your letter was still low high experience.
My sister unacceptable Panasik kind of thing and I think demonstrates that throughout the government we're not focusing.
On efficiency and productivity.
Cannot think all of us in congress need to step up to -- we -- reducing our spending in this obvious that 15% this year.
Call other agencies and departments have to do the same thing we will surprise ourselves how and how much of an impact we can make an hour.
Deficit if we all do that has just come down in my mind.
But Christian fact that knowing that you can -- us through appropriations and that certainly.
I'm delighted they're getting this letter from -- we're requiring them to.
Providing information by June 15.
-- I'm curious if you think that it does Chief Justice Supreme Court Chief Justice.
John Roberts is he had the authority to call the US Court of Appeals -- ninth circuit and say.
No don't do this go find yourself -- jam and some folding chairs to meet -- if you have to.
I think he has a great deal of clout in terms of moral leadership throughout the film court system.
I think it's -- that some of the circuits are already.
On cutting back -- canceling conferences.
So I think this organism on this stepping out front too far when these kind of things in -- -- brought back in the line may have been Chief Justice could do that.
Coming congress -- absolutely.
Deal with it through the budgetary.
Appropriations process and now all of which could bring this on the control.
Com I hope that the American people will understand.
That they need to watch what.
We're doing with their money and I appreciate what he appreciates a letter even senator Grassley and I hope this some justice so thanks so thank you.
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