When Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia go to secret political strategy sessions with Republican partisans they jeopardize everything the Supreme Court stands for. They make a mockery of the common sense of Americans.
If it wants to maintain its legitimacy the Court has to appeal to that common sense rather than to partisan politics.
It provides an interesting discussion of several topics we've been discussing inclass - Citizen United, campaign finance, lobbying, etc. - all things important for our Midterm on Wednesday.