Congress Reviving Public Hearing on Supreme Court Budget

March 1, 2019, 5:10 PM

Congress is reviving public discussion of the Supreme Court’s annual budget, which totals about $100 million, after three years of closed-door hearings.

Justices Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Elena Kagan will appear before the Financial Services and General Government subcommittee March 7 to formally present the court’s funding request for the fiscal year beginning in October.

The budget includes everything from maintenance and upkeep of court grounds to salaries and security for the justices.

The “longstanding tradition” of having justices appear in public to discuss funding for the high court was broken in 2016 when Justices Anthony M. ...

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