What does it profit a woman to gain the US Supreme Court, but lose her soul?
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett sold a book advance for $2 million, according a Monday report. Barrett’s advance is the largest for a Supreme Court justice since Clarence Thomas and Sandra Day O’Connor wrote books, according to Politico. The book will discuss how judges should not bring their personal feelings and opinions into the courtroom, publishing sources told the outlet.
Big book advances are one of the most reliable guides to personal corruption that exist today, short of being put on the corporate boards of foreign corporations. As a publisher, I can attest to the extreme unlikelihood that Barret’s book will ever come close to earning out its advance, especially not without the bulk buys by her paymasters.
The complete dereliction of duty by the US Supreme Court following the November 2020 elections wasn’t surprising, but it did confirm that the last embers of the Republic that survived the establishment of Empire in 1865 had been extinguished.
UPDATE: Bill Barr and Mike Pence were also gifted book deals. Quite the collection of talented writers, it would seem:
While some veterans of Donald Trump’s administration are having a tough time selling memoirs about their time in power, others with ties to Trump who didn’t embrace his election conspiracy theories have sold book deals.
William Barr, Trump’s former attorney general who resigned two days before Christmas after disagreeing publicly with Trump’s voter fraud conspiracy theories, recently sold a book about his time at the Justice Department, according to three people familiar with the deal. This will be Barr’s first book and he started writing it within the last two months, according to one of the people.
Some Trump figures have made millions selling their books, including former Vice President Mike Pence, who Simon and Schuster bought the rights for two books for reportedly $3 to 4 million.