For the first time since 2015, Supreme Court justices will appear on Capitol Hill – on Thurs., March 7, at 1:30 p.m. – to present their budget request to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government.
From 2016-2018, the justices met in private with members of the subcommittee, and we’re delighted with the return to the old way of doing things.
Here’s a statement from FTC’s Gabe Roth on the news:
Until 2016, when the annual Supreme Court budget hearing went from video-streamed committee room to private high court conference room, this event had been one of the few times all year that Americans could see the justices live and in living color.
I’m pleased that the public iteration of this exercise will return next week, not only for the clear transparency reasons but also so we can learn how the high court plans to spend around $100 million in taxpayers’ money.