Report: Federal judges partied at ‘basketball junket’ on taxpayer dime

Scott MacFarlane, the Cox Media reporter who broke the story about the TSA exposing a teenage girl’s breasts, is tweeting about a new investigation today. Federal judicial employees reportedly blew over $100,000 on a 2011 conference.

An unknown sum was spent on travel and expenses for the 2012 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference, which included a “social program” called “The College Basketball Experience.” The conference’s “Social Events” page includes an all-caps “WARNING” for attendees: “This is not a museum. You may sweat.”

MacFarlane reports that the Sweatin’ with the Judges shindig included a slam-dunk competition and free throw contest. Your tax dollars at work!

Good question. The taxpayers deserve answers.

Update:

MacFarlane reports that your tax dollars paid for 91 federal judges to get the “Basketball Experience.”

Update:

Read more about MacFarlane’s investigation here:

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