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5 months ago  ::  Jan 22, 2022 - 9:04AM #1
laurenfrances
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You have to wonder why Clarence Thomas is the only SCOTUS to vote against releasing Trump's files. As reported his wife Ginni Thomas is a right wing activist, a reported MAGA supporter. 



Ginni Thomas has denounced the  legitimacy of the congressional committee. On December 15th, she and sixty-two other prominent conservatives signed an open letter to Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, demanding that the House Republican Conference excommunicate Representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for their “egregious” willingness to serve on the committee. The statement was issued by an advocacy group called the Conservative Action Project, of which Ginni Thomas has described herself as an “active” member. The group’s statement excoriated the congressional investigation as a “partisan political persecution” of “private citizens who have done nothing wrong,” and accused the committee of serving “improperly issued subpoenas.”


Many Americans first became aware of Ginni Thomas’s activism on January 6, 2021. That morning, before the Stop the Steal rally in Washington, D.C., turned into an assault on the Capitol resulting in the deaths of at least five people, she cheered on the supporters of President Donald Trump who had gathered to overturn Biden’s election. In a Facebook post that went viral, she linked to a news item about the protest, writing, “love maga people!!!!” 


Norman Eisen, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who, between 2009 and 2011, served as the special counsel and special assistant to the President for ethics and government reform, told me that “it is hard to understand how Justice Thomas can be impartial when hearing cases related to the upheaval on January 6th, in light of his wife’s documented affiliation with January 6th instigators and Stop the Steal organizers.” He argues that “Justice Thomas should recuse himself, given his wife’s interests in the outcome of these cases.”



www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/01/31/is...


Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court?


Behind closed doors, Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife is working with many groups directly involved in controversial cases before the Court.










5 months ago  ::  Jan 22, 2022 - 9:35AM #2
bertram
Posts: 17,082

Of course she is an inordinate influence on her husband, who lacks the moral compass to recuse himself when it is obviously called for.  The SCOTUS justices are not subject to any ethics rules.  A huge mistake by our founders, BTW.  They were not infallible, after all.  The only body that can discipline the justices are the justices themselves.  Impeachment is the only recourse, and that has not been used against a SCOTUS justice since early in the 19th Century.

4 months ago  ::  Jan 22, 2022 - 10:35PM #3
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 21,685

Confidential emails unrelated to 01/06 to be illegally leaked to the media in 3, 2... That is if there is anything they can spin as meaty, otherwise Schiff will make the rounds with inuendo of the most damning evidence that never materializes.

4 months ago  ::  Jan 23, 2022 - 10:35AM #4
NY23
Posts: 19,109

Jan 22, 2022 -- 10:35PM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Confidential emails unrelated to 01/06 to be illegally leaked to the media in 3, 2... That is if there is anything they can spin as meaty, otherwise Schiff will make the rounds with inuendo of the most damning evidence that never materializes.




Are you still LYING that Comrade Donnie didn't actively solicit Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election on his behalf as Schiff claimed?

4 months ago  ::  Jan 23, 2022 - 10:50AM #5
NY23
Posts: 19,109

Clarence Thomas' wife spoke at a conservative conference featuring the founder of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group involved in the Capitol riot


Clarence Thomas' wife spoke at a conservative conference featuring the founder of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group involved in the Capitol riot (msn.com)

4 months ago  ::  Jan 23, 2022 - 10:56AM #6
Max
Posts: 9,551

Jan 22, 2022 -- 10:35PM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Confidential emails unrelated to 01/06 to be illegally leaked to the media in 3, 2... That is if there is anything they can spin as meaty, otherwise Schiff will make the rounds with inuendo of the most damning evidence that never materializes.




Besides the times you make up scenarios to fit your narrative, how is it that you almost always minimize the actions of or make excuses for rightwing scumbags?

4 months ago  ::  Jan 23, 2022 - 1:01PM #7
louisiana_lightning
Posts: 21,685

Jan 23, 2022 -- 10:56AM, Max wrote:


Jan 22, 2022 -- 10:35PM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Confidential emails unrelated to 01/06 to be illegally leaked to the media in 3, 2... That is if there is anything they can spin as meaty, otherwise Schiff will make the rounds with inuendo of the most damning evidence that never materializes.




Besides the times you make up scenarios to fit your narrative, how is it that you almost always minimize the actions of or make excuses for rightwing scumbags?




There are few people I respect more than Justice Thomas.

4 months ago  ::  Jan 23, 2022 - 10:07PM #8
NW
Posts: 3,996

Jan 22, 2022 -- 9:35AM, bertram wrote:


Of course she is an inordinate influence on her husband, who lacks the moral compass to recuse himself when it is obviously called for.  The SCOTUS justices are not subject to any ethics rules.  A huge mistake by our founders, BTW.  They were not infallible, after all.  The only body that can discipline the justices are the justices themselves.  Impeachment is the only recourse, and that has not been used against a SCOTUS justice since early in the 19th Century.




It wasn't until the 1970s that any federal judges were subject to any ethics rules.  For the Supreme Court, there is really no recourse other than impeachment.  A few in Congress have tried to pass a Supreme Court Ethics bill but it has never made it past committee and would likely be found unconstitutional under the separation of powers.  Justices often say they abide by the ethical rules in place for other federal judges but 8 of the 9 have violated those rules to some extent (with Barrett the only one not to, but give her time). 

4 months ago  ::  Jan 31, 2022 - 1:31PM #9
NY23
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4 months ago  ::  Feb 07, 2022 - 10:38AM #10
NY23
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