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Groups Target Thomas' Wife's Work to Force Him to Sit Out High Court Rulings on Health Care
foxnews.com ^ | 5-30-11

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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: healthcare; kagan; soros; thomas
The Rats are delusional! And to think the pervert WeinerBoy is out there speaking about this.
1 posted on 05/30/2011 8:12:12 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

If any of the Supreme Court Justices need to sit out anything dealing with healthcare it’s Sotomayor........:duh: =.=


2 posted on 05/30/2011 8:14:45 PM PDT by cranked
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To: rawhide

But Justice Elena Kagan, who has her fingerprints all over ObamaCare, they don’t have a problem there, right?


3 posted on 05/30/2011 8:16:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: cranked

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. (^_^)


4 posted on 05/30/2011 8:18:53 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: rawhide

“...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?


5 posted on 05/30/2011 8:19:49 PM PDT by vladimir998 (When anti-Catholics can't debate they just make stuff up.)
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To: rawhide

EK is the only one that needs to recuse herself. She had direct involvement in it. Thomas is fine.


6 posted on 05/30/2011 8:23:10 PM PDT by sigzero
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To: rawhide

Tell them to GTH!


7 posted on 05/30/2011 8:24:03 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: rawhide

No way


8 posted on 05/30/2011 8:28:28 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rawhide
Fox News is drifting farther and farther left reporting Weinerhead press releases as news .
Weiner head is a stooge and a village idiot.
9 posted on 05/30/2011 8:31:12 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: rawhide
Saw this coming over a year ago...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2478302/posts?page=28#28

10 posted on 05/30/2011 8:32:20 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Uncertainty: it's the new normal)
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To: TexasNative2000

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2478302/posts?page=28#28


11 posted on 05/30/2011 8:33:27 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Uncertainty: it's the new normal)
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To: rawhide

How about Kagan? Moron Libtards have no shame.


12 posted on 05/30/2011 8:43:32 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: TexasNative2000
This is just Fox News peddling a far left wing groups press releases as News.

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 !

13 posted on 05/30/2011 8:43:55 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: The_Reader_David

Your right on Kagan, I put wrong name up there. Thx.


14 posted on 05/30/2011 9:03:23 PM PDT by cranked
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To: rawhide

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.


15 posted on 05/30/2011 9:06:38 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: rawhide

If Kagan doesn’t recuse herself, then Thomas shouldn’t either.


16 posted on 05/30/2011 9:07:43 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: ncalburt
Fox has become another left wing outfit pushing left wing PR BS !

Step away from the crack pipe.

17 posted on 05/30/2011 9:10:58 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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.


18 posted on 05/30/2011 9:18:04 PM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

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.


19 posted on 05/30/2011 9:24:29 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. *4192*)
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To: rawhide

Liberals will go to ANY lengths to discredit a Black who has the temerity to leave the plantation.


20 posted on 05/30/2011 9:34:46 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: rawhide

Time for our side to ramp up and do the same things to Kegan.Two sides can play this game!


21 posted on 05/30/2011 9:39:09 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: BuckeyeTexan

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.


22 posted on 05/30/2011 9:41:13 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Freedom must be fought for, protected and handed on to our children". Ronald Reagan.)
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To: ncalburt

Sorry: I meant that I agree with YOU, ncalburt.


23 posted on 05/30/2011 9:42:49 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("Freedom must be fought for, protected and handed on to our children". Ronald Reagan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They are trying to muddy the issue to cover for Kagan. She was dishonest about her involvement with Obamacare and needs to sit out.

newly released FOIA emails prove it.

24 posted on 05/30/2011 10:21:17 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: rawhide

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.


25 posted on 05/30/2011 10:27:00 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: ncalburt
Fox News is drifting farther and farther left reporting Weinerhead press releases as news .

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.

26 posted on 05/31/2011 4:59:29 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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