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Dems want probe of Justice Thomas as health law ruling looms
The Hill ^ | 09/29/11 05:22 PM ET | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 09/30/2011 10:11:19 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

Twenty House Democrats are demanding a judicial ethics investigation into Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas just as the high court is poised to issue a ruling on the healthcare law that could make or break President Obama’s reelection.

The lawmakers on Thursday asked the U.S. Judicial Conference to formally request that the Department of Justice look into Thomas’s failure to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars his wife has received from groups that want the healthcare law repealed. Their letter comes after 75 House Democrats in February asked Thomas to recuse himself from the case following reports that he’d failed to report his wife Virginia’s income since he joined the bench in 1991.

“Due to the simplicity of the disclosure requirements, along with Justice Thomas’s high level of legal training and experience, it is reasonable to infer that his failure to disclose his wife’s income for two decades was willful, and the Judicial Conference has a non-discretionary duty to refer this case to the Department of Justice,” the Democrats wrote in the letter, which was spearheaded by Rep. Louise Slaughter (N.Y.), the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee.

The letter comes just a day after the Obama administration and 26 states challenging the Democrats’ healthcare reform law asked the Supreme Court to take up the case, all but assuring that the high court will render a decision by next summer.

Many legal experts believe the court will end up with a split 5-4 ruling on the law — with Justice Anthony Kennedy filling his customary swing-vote role — so pressure on justices to recuse themselves is only expected to increase.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: clarencethomas; democrats; elenakagan; kagan; liberalfascism; obamacare; scotus; thomas
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To: the invisib1e hand

In reality the left hates anyone that is honest and is blind to slackers and scammers as long as they have a D after their name.


41 posted on 09/30/2011 10:58:24 AM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: RockinRight
Paging the GOP...fight fire with fire.

If you are asking for Boehner or McConnel to fight, it will be a long wait. Those two men are very weak. They have NO Warrior genes. Our Republic will be served when these two losers are no longer holding office.

42 posted on 09/30/2011 11:07:36 AM PDT by sand88 (Sarah Palin will win: >370EV :)
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To: MinuteGal
If true, he should explain. But, I give equal odds the rats are exaggerating whatever did or did not happen just to get this into the dinosaur news outlets and marxist blogs.
43 posted on 09/30/2011 11:08:51 AM PDT by Jacquerie
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To: Retired Greyhound

BINGO!


44 posted on 09/30/2011 11:09:02 AM PDT by cranked
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To: MinuteGal
Or does my asking make me a RINO?

I desire to rid my government of corruption, which means to me that even conservatives are not above the law. YOur question is valid, but the timing and hypocrisy of the liberals is on display. If I recall correctly, Tim Geitner had a little tax issue and simply claimed that the tax code was too difficult to understand. This is the man in charge of distributing trillions of dollars of our money to the Solyndras of the world. Tax cheats are littered through out the congress, but the only one they want to look at is the guy who may derail their hops of stealing more private wealth for them to distribute to their cronies in the form of health care or is that health control.

45 posted on 09/30/2011 11:09:11 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: BradtotheBone
EXCUSE ME!!!

IF ANYTHING!

Kagan AND Sotomayor Need to Recuse themselves from ObamaCare!


46 posted on 09/30/2011 11:10:51 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Rock you like a hermancain!)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

I’d rather not but if necessary I’d spot ‘em one Thomas for one Kagan.


47 posted on 09/30/2011 11:12:32 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Retired Greyhound

Has it been hard-core proven that she perjured herself during the confirmation hearings?

The stuff I heard sounded pretty rock solid.

If she gets booted, we can always pick up another “wise Latina”

What a dam sham. Hell, I’ve probably read more law than both them dames - put together!!


48 posted on 09/30/2011 11:14:43 AM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: hocndoc; DrDan4Congress; Sudetenland; smoothsailing; Cincinatus' Wife; SeekAndFind; kristinn; ...

Obama”care” was robo-signed by Congress, and is therefore illegal.

Obama”care” reduces competition, and therefore is illegal by the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law. Obama”care” is designed to be a monopoly.

Obama”care” also is illegal according to the US Constitution, because it violates our freedom of choice.

Will THE NINE SUPREMES notice any of these three violations? I seriously doubt it.

Impeached Bill Clinton proved that the US President is above US Federal Law, so anything the President wants he gets, regardless of the Federal Laws that he has violated.


49 posted on 09/30/2011 11:14:47 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: BradtotheBone

COWARDS!

I’m so sick of these liberal cowards who resort to underhanded means to get what they want, starting from the “high-tech lynching” (his words) of Clarence Thomas in 1992.


50 posted on 09/30/2011 11:16:29 AM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

Tiik the words right out of my mouth...this is definately RACIST. I want a full congressional probe of these democrats... :)


51 posted on 09/30/2011 11:18:24 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Leftists trying to stack the deck again.


52 posted on 09/30/2011 11:19:36 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
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To: ThomasMore

Great call!

This absolutely should be done - they’re only going after Thomas because he’s black.


53 posted on 09/30/2011 11:20:06 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

The reason they’re doing this is that they know there is an entirely legitimate case against Kagan having a word on this case,

and this is entirely to “muddy the waters” so that the public will see “both sides doing it”.


54 posted on 09/30/2011 11:21:04 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: CORedneck

It can never be good when a mob of Dems wants to probe you.


55 posted on 09/30/2011 11:24:51 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MrB

It is no secret Obama despises Thomas.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2443788/posts

http://www.republicanassemblies.org/justice-thomas-nightmare-for-obamacare/


56 posted on 09/30/2011 11:27:38 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Rock you like a hermancain!)
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To: MrB
http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/obamacare-and-jurisprudence-clarence-thomas-0

Bottom line Obama dislikes Thomas he has cited his extreme dislike for him publicly.Justice Thomas’ wife is a tea partier so they want him investigated.

57 posted on 09/30/2011 11:35:48 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Rock you like a hermancain!)
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To: BradtotheBone; JLAGRAYFOX; MamaDearest; freekitty; vette6387; flat; unkus; justiceseeker93

When will the GOP Eunuchs call for an investigation into Obama and the corruption that permeates his Administration including the Moochelle?


58 posted on 09/30/2011 11:39:28 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Raycpa
Here is page nine of an eleven page thread on the topic from January:

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=118001&st=200

... along with a copy of the form that Thomas filed in 2007:

http://www.judicialwatch.org/jfd/Thomas_Clarence/2006.pdf

None of this is discussed the the extensive comments to The Hill article, which are nothing but partisan sniping by both sides.

At least you are making an effort to engage in a rational discussion.

59 posted on 09/30/2011 11:48:32 AM PDT by Praxeologue
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To: BradtotheBone

You knew this was coming. Ok,we can have the Elena kagan trial at the same time.


60 posted on 09/30/2011 11:49:45 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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