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NOTHING FOR FREE - How Private Judicial Seminars Are Undermining Environmental Protections and Breaking the Public's Trust web.archive.org/web/2007071114… See How the Far Right has Been Influencing the Judiciary since the 1990's❗️
From 1992-1998 just 3 of these organizations ran 540 "seminars" for conservative judges, building towards a conservative judicial consensus on environmental issues
Within the programs at the Law and Economic Center judges are instructed in such matters as "Misconceptions About Environmental Pollution and Cancer" and "Real Science vs. Junk Science" - with a distinct free market, anti-regulatory orientation.
F.R.E.E.- The Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment - from 1992-98 137 federal judges reported 194 trips to FREE seminars.
The Liberty Fund seeks to encourage the fragmentation and decentralization of power and is "intellectually and uncompromisingly committed to liberty". Republican-appointed judges took 97% of the Liberty Fund trips, while making up 60% of the active federal judiciary.
How are these efforts to promote a conservative #judiciary with an anti-environmental bias?👇How many #KochNetwork members? #ALEC members?
Any response from the left? I don't know if we should 🤣or😭. The closest thing to a left-of-center rival would be The Aspen Institute. Lo and behold, a #KochBrothers-funded institute.

Let this thread end with these words from Jon Baden of F.R.E.E.👇
I forgot one important thing on this thread:

A search engine for Trips For Judges: web.archive.org/web/2007071114…
The Real Judicial Travel Scandal: Koch- And Corporate-Funded Seminars mediamatters.org/koch-brothers/… #KochBrothers #judiciary
Report on #Koch Foundations' funding of Judicial Education bdgrdemocracy.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/kochre… Interesting study prepared for the director of the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics at Fordham University, intended to serve as the factual basis upon which he is to base his legal conclusions
3 programs...The Law and Economic Center at George Mason Univ School of Law (LEC); The Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (F.R.E.E.); Law and Organizational Economic Center (LOEC) at the University of Kansas. Among the faculty at LEC is James Buchanan
in 1998, money from the #Koch Foundations represented 25.9 percent of FREE's judicial education budget...."When environmental policies thwart material wants, conservation goals languish."
the LOEC was founded "in response to the growing need for education programs for state judges." As of 1998, some 470 state judges had attended the LOEC Economic Institutes for State Judges, being trained in 👇💩
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