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.


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


Read more about MacFarlane’s investigation here: