Buying justice(s)

When ABC News approaches Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, he warns “you’re liable to get shot” before manhandling their video camera.

And that’s the NICEST thing we learn about Blankenship in this ABC News story illustrating how thoroughly Blankenship has corrupted justice in West Virginia. Blankenship has repeatedly wined and dined West Virginia Supreme Court Justices in West Virginia and exotic locales, including the French Riviera.

He even bought — for $3.5 million — his own WV Supreme Court Justice, who went on to serve as acting Chief Justice in a ruling that threw out a $76 million verdict against Massey.

Posted by James on Tuesday, April 13, 2010