“Clarence Thomas never recuses himself from cases involving his MAGA wife” Links

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  1. Sean says:

    It wasn’t just that Clarence Thomas didn’t recuse himself. He knew Ginni was in constant contact with Mark Meadows about stopping Biden from being elected.

    She was involved in some aspect of the Insurrection and he knew about it.

    He needs to resign and be investigated. What did he know and when did he know it?

    • Another Anna says:

      It’s also that because SCOTUS justices are not required to follow the same recusal rules as every other judge on the federal bench. Federal judges must recuse themselves when their could be even an appearance of impropriety. If someone they have a close relationship with (spouse is the quintessential example) either has more than a de minimis interest in the case or could be called as a material witness, then a non-SCOTUS federal judge would be required to recuse under the ethics rules. SCOTUS justices are only required to recuse if they have a significant financial interest in the case or if their spouse is actually a party. John Roberts has been arguing for years that SCOTUS can police itself and doesn’t need oversight. Based on this, I think Roberts is delusional, at best.

      Clarence Thomas has been concealing his conflicts of interest for a very long time now and there is absolutely a reasonable basis to conclude that it may have affected his decision-making. He was the only justice to vote that the Trump could prohibit the National Archives from turning over legally subpoenaed material. He never explained that vote. Even the three justices nominated by Trump voted against him. It doesn’t add up and that’s why Thomas needs to be impeached and very likely removed from office.

      • Sean says:

        Agreed @Another Anna

      • Tiffany:) says:

        “John Roberts has been arguing for years that SCOTUS can police itself and doesn’t need oversight.”

        Yes, and we need to hold ROBERTS accountable for this failure on his watch. His feet need to be put to the fire for allowing this to happen. He can’t argue against oversight at this point.

      • TangerineTree says:

        “Justice” Roberts was put in place by Bush and Co years ago to give cover for the planned republican take over/turn-back-the-clock plan. Gotta give the republicans credit for their nefarious long game, as much as I despise them.

    • PaulaH says:

      The question is, Does Roberts have it in him to do anything about it? This is a huge stain on his court. He needs to speak up.

      • Another Anna says:

        Roberts is a paper tiger and all of the conservative justices know it. Roberts was put on that court to be part of the theocratic/conservative majority. He is more worried about his “legacy” than the ethics of the court. And until these ethical failures threaten his legacy, he’ll do whatever he thinks it takes to stay on the right side of the Federalist Society and, by extension, the GOP.

      • TangerineTree says:

        I just saw your comment, Another Anna.

      • YesHowever says:

        Clarence T has been ill, no? I heard he came down w the COUP

    • EllenOlenska says:

      See Bush v. Gore. There is an internal legal office at SCOTUS that makes recommendations on recusing…problem is…you don’t have to follow them.

  2. Merricat says:

    I can and can’t believe what is coming out about Ginni Thomas. He should be removed from the bench.

    • Lexilla says:

      Jane Mayer talked to legal experts who say Thomas should recuse himself from cases related to the election. If that is all that happens, justice is not served.

  3. girl_ninja says:

    Ginny Thomas is a racist traitor and must be prosecuted and Clarence Thomas needs to be removed from his Justice seat. Periodt.

  4. Zut Alors says:

    The Thomas’s are just so so repulsive in looks and deeds.

  5. Tiffany:) says:

    This is such a delegitimizing story for the Supreme Court.

    Ginny and Thomas both need to see consequences for this breach of conduct (especially that Clarence was the only dissenting opinion on the release of the Jan. 6th documents). Her actions were 1 wrong, but his continuing to participate in cases that we now know directly involved her is a 2nd wrong.

    • Emma says:

      Thomas has been delegitimizing the Court since his nomination and the utter travesty of how Anita Hill was bulldozed when she courageously came forward.

      • Tiffany:) says:

        I agree, and at the same time, this is a remarkably bigger degree of de-legitimization because it directly involves a case that Thomas ruled on. The function of the Court is in question.

      • Emma says:

        Agreed, this was an attempted coup. So scary.

  6. Tiffany:) says:

    Does anyone find it really odd that SCOTUS isn’t giving updates on Clarence’s health? He was supposed to be out of the hospital on Monday, and then they stopped giving updates.

    • MissMarirose says:

      WaPo reported he’s out of the hospital now.

    • Lightpurple says:

      He was released from the hospital today. I find it weird he was in for so long. My dad had shorter stays when he was on life support for respiratory failure.

      • Tiffany:) says:

        It is very odd that it was such a lengthy stay.

      • Another Anna says:

        My tinfoil hat theory is that Thomas is diabetic. He has every risk factor I can think of. I’m diabetic and the first thing they tell you is that you’re at increased risk for a serious infection. Diabetics are also more likely to develop pneumonia, which is what Thomas was being treated for. At his age a UTI is pretty likely. If his immune system were compromised for some reason, that would explain why he was there for so long.

      • North of Boston says:

        A UTI in someone at his age on the SC is scary… it can really wreak havoc with cognitive function of older people until it’s successfully treated.

  7. Lena says:

    Don’t they have an impeachment process for Supreme Court justices that have spouses trying to overturn free and fair elections? What is happening with this country??

  8. smee says:

    Gawd, I hope they go down 🙏

  9. Sam the Pink says:

    To be clear, recusal would be the bare MINIMUM he should observe. The problem is that he can’t technically be made to do anything. I’d hope that the other Justices, especially the Chief Justice, are pressuring him to recuse himself from any cases implicating January 6th, the 2020 election, etc. It is the minimum he must do to preserve the integrity of the court. Right now, he looks totally compromised. Even IF he does not discuss politics with his wife and was not aware of her actions (and I have a very hard time believing he was fully unaware), he needs to correct course immediately.

  10. Cait says:

    I for one always believed Anita Hill. Clarence is strategically out of the public eye while all this becomes public knowledge. Thomas lacks integrity and should have recused himself during the ACA hearing Ginni was also a founding member of the Tea Party movement as well. That “Best friend” Ginni keeps referencing in her texts is Clarence Thomas her husband on the supreme court. Thomas was the lone vote of decent when the vote was held to make the texts public because he knew it incriminated him and his wife .

  11. Willow says:

    The problem is Trump filled SCOTUS with GOP puppets, so they will do nothing about Thomas. Maybe the Jan 6th committee will take down his wife and drag him with her.

  12. Just My Thoughta says:

    He needs to be impeached. All rules lower federal judges have to follow. Needs to apply to the US Supreme Court. It makes sense why he vote no.

  13. Anne says:

    The Dropout is amazing and everyone is doing a great job including Amanda S and the actor playing Sunny. Walgreens guys were ok, but last nights episode was the best. The George Schultz adoration of Holmes and his grandson becoming one of the whistleblowers that brought her down is a plot line that no one would believe in a made up script. William Macy is also great and almost unrecognizable.

    Thomas isn’t going anywhere. You need 67 votes in senate to impeach a Supreme Court justice. If Judge Brown gets 3 Republican votes that will be victory for “bipartisanship”.

    • dawnchild says:

      sadly, most likely true re the impossibility of kicking out Thomas. However, we can try to do what is right, I suppose. I added a petition link below…to whatever extent that helps.

      But if enough of a head of steam is got up…who knows…

  14. dawnchild says:

    For those who want to sign and share…


  15. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the link to the money-saving retail tips!

  16. mel says:

    The deep self hate Clarence Thomas must have for himself is truly frightening to me as a black woman. That is some messed up levels of shame that lead to this kind of behaviour.

    • Sunshine Shay says:

      My thoughts exactly, Mel! I read a 1994 article that was posted in the comments within this link and… He just sounds like as terrifying person who actively hates women, especially Black women. So gross all around.

  17. HeyKay says:

    What truly awful people.
    Thomas should have NEVER been appointed to SCOTUS. Period.

    • Kate says:

      Just like Coney Barrett and Kavanaugh should never have been appointed. Like Thomas, they were surrounded in controversy and faced serious accusations prior to being appointed and they still made it to the highest court in the US. After 25 years of practicing law, I finally moved on. I became disgusted with the truth – how unfair and unjust our judicial system is. How biased it is. The appointment of these 3, plus Ginni and her actions prove how wealthy, privileged and powerful people are able to get away with almost anything today. There is no one willing to hold them accountable. Oh, sure there are people that say they will investigate, and issue subpoenas as part of the January 6th investigation, but mark my words, nothing will happen to the Thomas’s. They will continue going through life as they always have – without having to answer for their actions.