Thursday, April 5, 2012

Working Assets: Justice Thomas ACA recusal petition

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Amidst accusations of ethics violations, on the day that the Court decided to hear the challenge of the new health care law, Thomas and Justice Antonin Scalia were honored at a benefit put on by the same firm that is leading the challenge and the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. And Thomas' wife has received an undisclosed salary paid for by undisclosed donors as CEO of Liberty Central, a 501(c)(4) organization that was formed to take advantage of Citizens United rules and to play an active role in the 2010 elections. There is a clear appearance of a conflict of interest between his wife's clear financial stake in overturning the health care law and Justice Thomas' personal duty to exhibit the highest degree of discretion and impartiality.

3 comments:

freegan said...

This is kinda like how the Obamas grew an organic garden then APPOINTED MONSANTO’S VICE PRESIDENT AS SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE COMMISSIONER AT THE FDA. Its real funny how our gov,t works huh. The answer might lie in its own demise!
"The greatest problem for the human race, to the solution of which Nature drives man, is the achievement of a universal civic society which administers law among men". Immanuel Kant

D.E. Bishop said...

Seeing a photo of Thomas just makes me skin crawl. "Ethically challenged" is perhaps the kindest way to describe him. Ick.

Sexual abuser.
Intellectually dim and without curiousity.
Sexist.

Ick, ick, ick, ick, ick!

larry kurtz said...

Ick, indeed. Germans call Scalia's broccoli comparison "absurd.".