Those Must Be Cheap Junkets:

Community Rights Counsel continues to attack on privately funded judicial seminars. In this article, CRC calls George Mason University's Law & Economics Center an "ExxonMobil-funded junketing organization." According to CRC executive director Douglas Kendall, ExxonMobil contributions "pays for a lot of judicial junkets," Kendall says. The evidence for this accusation? ExxonMobil gave the LEC $215,000 -- between 1998 and 2005. $215,000 is a nice chunk of change, but it amounts to less than $27,000 per year over the period in question. If that's really enough to buy off the LEC, they must come awfully cheap.

For my prior posts on CRC's critiques of privately funded judicial seminars, see here and here.