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failure to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars his wife has received from groups that want the healthcare law repealed.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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This is racist.
As long as Elena Kagan recuses herself first.
Obama/Democrats trying to pull an FDR? Trying to stack the Supreme Court in his favor....
No, its not racist, since racism has come to be defined as disagreeing with a democrat.
They don’t want a probe. They already made up their minds they want him off this issue. The only probe they want is to find a way to remove him from this case.
LOL, Ha, Ha, Ha.
Another attempt of a high tech lynching of a Black man by liberal democrats.
Paging the GOP...fight fire with fire.
Of course they do BUT Kagan does not present a problem right? Give me a break...
Justice Thomas no one can MAKE you recuse yourself, NO ONE. Kagan would never recuse herself so please, for the sake of our country, DO NOT COWER to these people.
Thank you Sir.
agreed 1000%....they could make obama and the rats look foolish turning the tables on kagan.....
tell these DemocRATS to go pound sand
You could probably say the same thing about Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who used to be head of the ACLU on any cases brought by the ACLU.
That's exactly what I was thinking. They're talking about an abstract - Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's wife
Kagan actually pushed for the bill to be passed herself! Her mind is already made up before the facts are even debated.
Republicans really need to demand the exact same judicial investigations and make the exact same demands of recusal to Kagan.
Neither the efforts against Thomas or Kagan will amount to anything, but the tit-for-tat is important for perception.
Crickets....Crickets....Crickets.... Crickets.... Crickets....Crickets....
The ‘RATS are a bunch of racist pigs. Still going after Justice Thomas. The smartest man on the court, IMHO.
“Paging the GOP...fight fire with fire.
Crickets....Crickets....Crickets.... Crickets.... Crickets....Crickets....”
That is funny right there, sad but funny.....
Thomas knows these vermin for what they are.
They will have to shoot him.
I think they have a high tech lynching in mind!