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The answer to the question is almost never. I'd like to believe the Supremes will lose credibility with the public if they insist on pretending that they don't have to play by real ethics rules -- and that loss of respect will force them to come up with some real ethics rules. I fear that will only happen if there's widespread outrage expressed in the press, in fiction, on Netflix and Hulu. It has taken years for patients to become aware of the effect the drug industry largess has on physician prescribing, and frankly I don't think people started really paying attention until the TV series Dopesick came out. As long as patients haven't cared, doctors have continued taking what amount to bribes. Until they show up as the corrupt characters on TV, judges will do the same. Especially judges who think they pee champagne, which apparently is the case for some of the Supremes.

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