Skip to comments.Groups Target Thomas' Wife's Work to Force Him to Sit Out High Court Rulings on Health Care
Posted on 05/30/2011 8:12:09 PM PDT by rawhide
Eyeing a potential 5-4 decision on President Obama's Affordable Care health care reforms, some Democratic lawmakers are trying to pressure Justice Clarence Thomas to sit out any health care case that may come before the Supreme Court.
And in an added tack to influence the court's decision-making, one election watchdog has demanded an FBI probe of the justice over a 2010 campaign finance ruling.
The months-long efforts to target Thomas focus on his financial disclosure forms, of which amended versions were filed earlier this month and released publicly on Friday. In them, Thomas reveals that his wife, Ginni Thomas, received a salary in 2010 from Liberty Central, a group that she helped found and which supports the repeal of the health care law.
"We knew that Justice Thomas' family had a financial stake in opposing health care reform. Now we know even more," Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said in a statement. "It's pretty clear the justice has one option here: recusal."
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If any of the Supreme Court Justices need to sit out anything dealing with healthcare it’s Sotomayor........:duh: =.=
But Justice Elena Kagan, who has her fingerprints all over ObamaCare, they don’t have a problem there, right?
I think the case for recusal is strongest for Kagan, who was Solicitor General and actually helped prepare briefs in defense of the monstrosity.
But maybe we can cut a deal: if both Sotomayor *and* Kagan recuse themselves, Thomas will as well. (^_^)
“...Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said in a statement...”
Oh, Weiner, how did you find time to make a statement when you have such important photos to tweet?
EK is the only one that needs to recuse herself. She had direct involvement in it. Thomas is fine.
Tell them to GTH!
How about Kagan? Moron Libtards have no shame.
Fox has become another left wing outfit pushing left wing PR BS !
Court jester Weiner is a joke. Thomas is going nowhere because Kagin was placed on the court to kill any Obamcare legal attacks !
Your right on Kagan, I put wrong name up there. Thx.
Elena Kagan defrauded the Supreme Court during the Clinton administration by altering statements from doctors that concerned partial birth abortion.
It isn’t JUST that she doesn’t belong on the Court - she should be disbarred and charged as a criminal to boot.
If Kagan doesn’t recuse herself, then Thomas shouldn’t either.
Step away from the crack pipe.
That’s exactly how weiner wants you to think. The reality is there is NO reason at all for Thomas to recuse himself, and it is obvious Kagan should recuse herself. One does not cancel out the other - Thomas stays in - its Kagan only that should be out, period.
I didn’t suggest Thomas should recuse himself. I said if Kagan doesn’t, then Thomas shouldn’t. That doesn’t mean that if Kagan recuses herself then Thomas should too. It means that if the justice with the biggest conflict of interest won’t recuse herself, then certainly one with an imagined conflict shouldn’t recuse himself.
Liberals will go to ANY lengths to discredit a Black who has the temerity to leave the plantation.
Time for our side to ramp up and do the same things to Kegan.Two sides can play this game!
I absolutely agree with you, BeT. No crack pipe needed to realize that in FNC’s attempt to be “Fair and Balanced” and as their ultimate goal is to keep viewers..aka linguine spined moderates, aka LIDS; Libs in Disguise, they have tilted LEFT and are doing it more so every day.
I find them unwatchable, except for Greta and Dennis Miller segments.
Sorry: I meant that I agree with YOU, ncalburt.
newly released FOIA emails prove it.
These are the same people who would recoil in horror at any suggestion that a wife must be dependent on her husband for her beliefs. They would consider the very thought as an outrage against feminism. Any university professor who advanced such an opinion would immediately lose his job.
And yet, their position on Clarence Thomas is just that: That a wife cannot have divergent opinions than her husband’s. ARCH hypocrisy.
Balanced reporting does not mean refusing to report any story that portrays the left and what it is all about. It is pretty clear that an effort was made to keep the article balanced.
Had this been an article typical of the leftist MSM, those groups calling for Justice Thomas to recuse himself would have been presented as completely serious organizations dedicated to doing the right thing. In that case, they might have made a token mention of Severino as some right-wing kook, with a quote taken out of context to show just how kooky she is, while subtly implying that anyone right of Kucinich is a nutjob.
But that's not what Fox did. They presented both sides. It is clear that those calling for a recusal (except for Weiner) are advocacy groups.