Nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to ethics in government, or should I say the lack of ethics. As far as I remember, the Supreme Court was supposed to be somewhat non political, that is why they are given lifetime terms, so that they can not be swayed by partisanship or fear of being fired for unpopular decisions. Of course conservative justices as well as liberal ones attend all types of events. In the case of Scalia and Thomas, in their defense, the article states that they have attended this particular event for years. That being said, I think many people would see a problem with their actions, it definitely reeks of wrong to me. Even if there is no influence peddling here, there is certainly the appearance that that may be happening. One would only hope that our justices are above that. These two will probably vote to dismember Obama's healthcare anyway so it probably makes no difference. It will probably be a 5 to 4 decision, which way I am not sure. We should have just gone to a single payer system anyway and let everyone have health care that is decent and affordable.