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Dems: (Supreme Court Justice Clarence) Thomas should recuse himself (right after Kagan)
Politico ^ | 2/09/11 | JENNIFER HABERKORN

Posted on 02/09/2011 12:40:42 PM PST by Libloather

Dems: Thomas should recuse himself
By JENNIFER HABERKORN | 2/9/11 11:27 AM EST

Seventy-four House Democrats are asking Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from any health care reform cases, citing reports that his wife financially benefited from efforts to repeal the legislation.

The members, led by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), ask that he “maintain the integrity of this court.”

**SNIP**

The move comes after Republicans have floated similar concerns about the impartiality of Justice Elena Kagan, who was solicitor general during the health debate.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; congress; court; democrats; justice; liberalfascism; obamacare; scotus; socialistdemocrats; supreme; thomas
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Time to look into Ruth Buzzy's health background. She's bound to have something in that century old medical record.
1 posted on 02/09/2011 12:40:52 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

You bet. As soon as Kagan steps down, THEN Thomas can step down.


2 posted on 02/09/2011 12:42:39 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Libloather

Liberalism is a mental disorder.


3 posted on 02/09/2011 12:45:13 PM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Anything advocated by Anthony (Tiny) Weiner (D-N.Y.) is a good reason to go play on busy train tracks.


4 posted on 02/09/2011 12:46:07 PM PST by snarkbait (<<For Rent>>)
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To: Libloather

The Dems are, and have been trying to stir up dissent against Justice Thomas as they think he is vulnerable.

Their goal of course to eliminate him, force him out so their Leftist Messiah can nominate a replacement effectively swinging the court to the Left so he can persue his Marxist mischief without fear of the Constitution.


5 posted on 02/09/2011 12:46:45 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Libloather
The members, led by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), ask that he “maintain the integrity of this court.”

It helps if you imagine a *rimshot* after every comment these leftist idiots make.

Otherwise its really hard on the blood pressure.

6 posted on 02/09/2011 12:46:49 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Libloather

7 posted on 02/09/2011 12:47:45 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Libloather

EVERY Justice should be outraged by these attempts to intimidate the court.


8 posted on 02/09/2011 12:48:48 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Libloather

What happens if Kagan does not recuse herself from 0bamacare supreme court case? It sounds to me like the democrats will say “tough cookies.”


9 posted on 02/09/2011 12:51:58 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Libloather
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan


10 posted on 02/09/2011 12:52:48 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Izzy Dunne

It looks the the one on the right is where Michelle Obama gets her fashion ideas....


11 posted on 02/09/2011 12:54:07 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Izzy Dunne

Was there EVER a name more perfect for satire

Ruth Bader Ginzburg - Ruth Buzzi Ginsberg

and they could be twins!


12 posted on 02/09/2011 12:55:50 PM PST by Mr. K (Empty, Stupid Happy Talk is NOT 'Reaganesque'! Palin/Bachman 2012 UNBEATABLE TICKET!)
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To: Libloather
I remember the point where he answered a reporter's question about his difficult confirmation hearings (lynching) and how it would effect him being able to serve on the court with a comment along the lines of, "It doesn't matter now, I have this appointment for life.

It was a fine, in-your-face, response to a leftist.

13 posted on 02/09/2011 12:59:50 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: Libloather
Is there no end to what this bunch puts us though? The gall?
14 posted on 02/09/2011 12:59:54 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Libloather

Why? There is no reason for him to recuse himself however both of Obama’s appointees should recuse themselves.


15 posted on 02/09/2011 1:02:25 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Libloather

More BS spewing.


16 posted on 02/09/2011 1:05:28 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rockinqsranch

The Dems are, and have been trying to stir up dissent against Justice Thomas as they think he is vulnerable.

Do it and 2010 will look like a school picnic compared to 2012. America is sick and tired of leftists, progressives or whatever you want to call you communists and we are not going away. So mess with Thomas at your own peril.


17 posted on 02/09/2011 1:05:32 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: Secret Agent Man

Kagan, as one that helped craft the administratiosn strategy for this fascist piece of legislation should absolutly recuse herself.


18 posted on 02/09/2011 1:07:01 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: SkyPilot

LOL!!


19 posted on 02/09/2011 1:09:44 PM PST by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: snarkbait

Of course you know Congressman’s Weiner’s wife is named.......Huma.


20 posted on 02/09/2011 1:12:12 PM PST by stockpirate (U-6 Total unemployed for January 2011 16.1 percent)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Ruth Bader Ginsburg once wrote a paper advocating for the age of consent be lowered to 11 years old for sex between and minor and an adult.


21 posted on 02/09/2011 1:14:12 PM PST by stockpirate (U-6 Total unemployed for January 2011 16.1 percent)
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To: Libloather

Justice Thomas will tell them to FOAD... but in a much nicer way than I have.

LLS


22 posted on 02/09/2011 1:15:40 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: rockinqsranch

Justice Thomas should remind Senate Democrats of separation of powers, tell them to go pound sand and if they don’t like his attitude then they should initiate impeachment proceedings for all to see.


23 posted on 02/09/2011 1:15:49 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Go ahead....make my day!")
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To: snarkbait

Weiner is such a racist. Diversity trumps qualifications at all times in liberal dogma. How come he has jumped the liberal religion law?


24 posted on 02/09/2011 1:18:27 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Libloather

“They” see it coming. They know this lousy piece of legislation is going to go down flaming. And they are throwing everything at it in the vain hope that something, ANYTHING, may stick.

Forget it, Lefties, Obamacare is dead. One way or the other.


25 posted on 02/09/2011 1:20:48 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Libloather

“his wife financially benefited from efforts to repeal the legislation”

Everyone will benefit financially from repeal of the heath care law. So if that’s their yardstick, they all have to recuse themselves and we can just stick with the lower court ruling. :D


26 posted on 02/09/2011 1:22:18 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: Libloather

Then shouldn’t Ginsburg recuse herself from the AZ employer sanctions and SB1070 cases, since the ACLU sued AZ, and she was lead counsel for the ACLU? Of course not. Neither should Thomas. But Kagan’s case is different...she was U.S. SOLICITOR GENERAL and ARGUED these cases OFFICIALLY.


27 posted on 02/09/2011 1:26:06 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: stockpirate

Source, please.


28 posted on 02/09/2011 1:29:07 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Libloather
I love the smell of desperation from the liberals!


29 posted on 02/09/2011 1:43:46 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Libloather

Racist BASTARDS!


30 posted on 02/09/2011 1:51:03 PM PST by vpintheak (Democrats: Robbing humans of their dignity 1 law at a time)
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To: Libloather
Hey Wiener you stupid SOB I have a suggestion how about you and your fellow Dems STFU

!http://www.zakshesky.com/storage/cup_of_stfu-12259.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1256372414770

31 posted on 02/09/2011 1:58:04 PM PST by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with its self, and no one seams to notice or care)
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To: Libloather

Well she is not so special, because we ALL will benefit from efforts to repeal it, not just the judge’s wife.


32 posted on 02/09/2011 2:07:02 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Bitsy

From your post: The Dems are, and have been trying to stir up dissent against Justice Thomas as they think he is vulnerable.

I expect the MSM will be all over this, calling those who are picking on him “racists” any minute now (sadly, /s).


33 posted on 02/09/2011 2:09:18 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Secret Agent Man

Exactly


34 posted on 02/09/2011 2:09:46 PM PST by funfan
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To: Libloather
Ruth Bader Ginsberg needs to recuse herself from any cases involving the ACLU, the organization she was previously high up in. Has she?

If not, then critics of Judge Thomas can STFU.

35 posted on 02/09/2011 2:24:00 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

EVERYONE will benefit financially from the repel of Obamacare...........


36 posted on 02/09/2011 3:00:34 PM PST by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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To: Vigilanteman

EVERYONE will benefit financially from the repeal of Obamacare...........


37 posted on 02/09/2011 3:00:55 PM PST by weeweed (Proud Costco University graduate)
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To: 1010RD

Try Google friend. It was actually 12 years old my bad.


38 posted on 02/09/2011 3:49:48 PM PST by stockpirate (U-6 Total unemployed for January 2011 16.1 percent)
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To: 1010RD

Try Google friend it only came up with 4,200 hits. It was actually 12 years old my bad.


39 posted on 02/09/2011 3:50:21 PM PST by stockpirate (U-6 Total unemployed for January 2011 16.1 percent)
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To: Libloather

Seventy-four traitorous rats need to be barred from congress. Give them a choice they so love: leave America or be hanged.


40 posted on 02/09/2011 4:17:46 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: rockinqsranch

He won’t go anywhere. They can’t do anything. I hope and pray Justice Thomas will sit on the bench for 100 more years.


41 posted on 02/09/2011 4:39:50 PM PST by monkeyshine
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To: Izzy Dunne
Here's a better picture of Ruth Bader Ginsburg:


42 posted on 02/09/2011 5:26:36 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: stockpirate

No problem FRiend. It could happen to anyone.

I mean 11’s totally ridiculous, no?


43 posted on 02/09/2011 6:31:19 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Libloather

These radical racist Liberals they are forever attacking the only Black Supreme Court Justice and this has nothing to do with politics it is simply because of the color of his skin. You would think in America these liberals would have gotten past this. Yes Libs we can have a black Supreme Court Justice that is free to rule on the merits of cases in his own volition.

Note: I just knew they were going to try and go this route they are very afraid and I have no doubt that it is Obama himself putting them up to this.... soon the PRAVDA media will start a State run attack on certain members of the Supreme Court.

The Libs forget this is America and their Stalinist tactics won’t work here..... Not yet anyway...(as proven on Nov 2nd 2010.)


44 posted on 02/09/2011 6:52:24 PM PST by Typical_Whitey ("It doesn't matter how smart you are, unless you stop and think".... Thomas Sowell)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Let me get this straight. Kagen is directly involved in creating the travesty called Onadacare. Thomas’ wife works for a lobbying firm that will allegedly benefit from the demise of the unconstitutional Onadacare. So somehow, the second situation is analagous to the first?

How would Thomas’wife’s firm benefit from the demise of Onadacare? How will Thomas’ wife benefit from same? Does anyone know?


45 posted on 02/09/2011 7:03:29 PM PST by dools0007world
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To: Libloather

Tony the Weiner still trying to impress his men friends. Stuff it Weiner!


46 posted on 02/09/2011 7:15:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Why can't the Mexican government provide "a better life" for the illegal aliens? It's their job!)
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To: dools0007world

The firm gets paid. That’s all.

If Mrs. Thomas worked for Macdonald’s and a case came up that involved MacDonald’s, the scenario would be the same.


47 posted on 02/10/2011 12:12:26 AM PST by ratsreek
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To: Libloather
The members, led by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), ask that he “maintain the integrity of this court.”

The Wiener? Promoting 'integrity?'

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

48 posted on 02/10/2011 12:50:07 AM PST by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: dools0007world

“How would Thomas’wife’s firm benefit from the demise of Onadacare? How will Thomas’ wife benefit from same? Does anyone know?”
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She has set up a lobbying business and PAC that is trying to repeal the health care law. If this was a liberal judge and his wife was being paid as a lobbyist to have legislation overturned, I’m certain that we would not have a problem with it.

Thomas should step away with the caveat that Kagan do the same. Scalia, Roberts and Alito can han dle this.


49 posted on 02/10/2011 5:00:08 AM PST by Little Pharma
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To: Little Pharma

But we know that Kagen will not step away. Therefore, there is no reason Thomas should. Changes nothing as far as the balance of power on the USSC. Conservatives still rule.


50 posted on 02/10/2011 5:49:15 AM PST by dools0007world
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