It’s a nice racket:
Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s last pick for the Supreme Court, has also sold a book — garnering a $2 million advance for a tome about how judges are not supposed to bring their personal feelings into how they rule, according to three publishing industry sources. The figure was “an eye-raising amount” for a Supreme Court justice and likely the most since book deals won by Clarence Thomas and Sandra Day O’Connor, one of the people added.
Let us be VERY clear that when Justice Barrett determines that the United States Constitution enacted the most recent platform of the Texas Republican Party her feelings have absolutely nothing to do with it!
Admittedly, it could be, and is, even worse:
Outside of the legal world, Scott Atlas, the health policy scholar from the Hoover Institution who was a coronavirus adviser to Trump and noted skeptic of sharp coronavirus restrictions, recently sold a book to Post Hill Press’s Bombardier Books. Atlas is represented by a new agency, called Athos, which was started by former DOJ and DHS official Alexei Woltornist and Jonathan Bronitsky, Barr’s former chief speechwriter and former director of strategy at Javelin, the D.C. literary agency.
There is essentially no moral distinction between giving a book contract to Scott Atlas and giving a book contract to O.J. Simpson at this point.