Rest assured, ladies, that no one in this room is questioning the independence and integrity of the justice system. That said, everyone submits expense accounts. I have never put down an expense I was anticipating; they were always expenses I had already incurred. I say this with all due respect for the safety inherent to judges' work. Information about judges' expenses—whether for travel to attend a conference, for example, or for other purposes—is provided after the fact. I feel that this, in itself, somewhat undermines judges' safety. It provides accountability for expenses made using taxpayers' money.
On November 1st, 2017. See this statement in context.