Skip to comments.Dems want probe of Justice Thomas as health law ruling looms
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 Obamas reelection.
The lawmakers on Thursday asked the U.S. Judicial Conference to formally request that the Department of Justice look into Thomass failure to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars his wife has received from groups that want the healthcare law repealed.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 hed failed to report his wife Virginias income since he joined the bench in 1991.
Due to the simplicity of the disclosure requirements, along with Justice Thomass high level of legal training and experience, it is reasonable to infer that his failure to disclose his wifes 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.
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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.
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.
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.
I’d rather not but if necessary I’d spot ‘em one Thomas for one Kagan.
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!!
Obamacare was robo-signed by Congress, and is therefore illegal.
Obamacare reduces competition, and therefore is illegal by the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law. Obamacare is designed to be a monopoly.
Obamacare 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.
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.
Tiik the words right out of my mouth...this is definately RACIST. I want a full congressional probe of these democrats... :)
Leftists trying to stack the deck again.
This absolutely should be done - they’re only going after Thomas because he’s black.
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”.
It can never be good when a mob of Dems wants to probe you.
It is no secret Obama despises Thomas.
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.
When will the GOP Eunuchs call for an investigation into Obama and the corruption that permeates his Administration including the Moochelle?
... along with a copy of the form that Thomas filed in 2007:
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.
You knew this was coming. Ok,we can have the Elena kagan trial at the same time.