What did Clarence Thomas know about his wife’s Jan. 6 plotting when he ruled to block the release of White House documents? HuffPost
Thomas has defended the independence of the Supreme Court. “Absolutely ludicrous for Clarence Thomas to say he is worried about “destroying our institutions” when his wife encouraged the domestic terrorists who attacked our Capitol in an attempt to murder the Vice President and Speaker of the House.” – Twitter
Clarence Thomas’ Wife Crossed a Line
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- The right wing dark money groups that invest in packing the courts with conservative justices
- How Mitch McConnell denied Merrick Garland a confirmation hearing and then proceeded to pack the court with three conservative judges
- Some right wing cases currently being decided by a conservative packed Supreme Court
- How Ginni Thomas is connected with right wing groups involved with the Jan 6th insurrection
- Republican double standards in questioning Judge Brown about recusals while ignoring Clarence’ Thomas’s refusal to recuse himself from a case that involved his wife
- John Roberts decisions with Citizens United that allowed dark money to flood politics and allowing racial gerrymandering
- Proposals to reform the Supreme Court and establish a Code of Ethics
COTUS ethics? What happens when the wife of a Supreme Court justice breaks the law?
Arranging buses to insurrection:
“Ginni Thomas has also been on the advisory board of Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump student group, whose founder, Charlie Kirk, boasted of sending busloads of protesters to Washington on January 6th.” – New Yorker
When ex-President Donald Trump sued to block the release of White House documents and communications sought by the House committee investigating his effort to overturn the 2020 election, there was only one member of the Supreme Court to take his side: Justice Clarence Thomas. Thomas did not disclose it at the time, but we now know that he had a significant conflict of interest in this and related cases. Clarence Thomas never disclosed that his wife was involved in the plot to overturn the 2020 election while continuing to hear and rule on cases related to that plot. A key reason why is that the Supreme Court is not bound to any code of ethics. When they have a conflict on a case, justices recuse themselves on their own honor, not because they are bound by law or any code.– HuffPost
Ted Cruz and John Eastman plan to throw election
“That story dovetails with yesterday’s story by Michael Kranish in the Washington Post about Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who worked hard to keep Trump in power despite the will of the American voters, intending to lay the groundwork for his own presidential bid in 2024. Cruz and John Eastman, the author of the Eastman memo outlining a strategy for then–vice president Mike Pence to throw the election to Trump, have been friends for close to 30 years… Cruz wrote a plan for congress members to object to the results in six critical states that Biden won, establishing a 10-day “audit” that would have enabled Republican-dominated state legislatures to overturn the election results in their states. Ten other senators backed Cruz’s plan, offering a path to create enough chaos to keep Trump in power.” – Letters From An American
“25 leading legal ethics scholars have sent a letter to Chief Justice Roberts asking that he complete his erstwhile project of “thinking very seriously” about drafting a formal ethics code for the Supreme Court. We simply believe that a written Code, even if primarily aspirational, would have a broad salutary impact, assisting current and future members of the Court to transparently address potential conflicts and other issues in a way that builds public trust in the institution … a formal, written Code, offering a uniform set of principles that justices and the public alike would look to for guidance, would benefit the Court and the nation,” – Fix The Court
In light of the increasingly alarming revelations about Clarence Thomas’ conduct in cases involving his wife’s actions surrounding the January 6th insurrection and attempts to overthrow the 2020 election, Take Back the Court Action Fund, Indivisible, and Stand Up America have drafted a letter calling on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees to investigate his conduct.
TakeAway: Restore trust in the Supreme Court against partisan judges by demanding the Court establish a Code of Conduct and enforce recusals.
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