Tuesday, June 21, 2011

"Justice Clarence Thomas is an ethics problem in a black robe."

"...after ...Thomas’ attendance at a Koch-sponsored political fundraiser,
...Thomas doesn’t just do unethical favors for wealthy right-wing donors
— they also do expensive favors for him.

Leading conservative donor Harlan Crow, whose company often litigates in federal court,
provided $500,000 to allow Thomas’s wife to start a Tea Party group
and he once gave Thomas a $19,000 Bible that belonged to Frederick Douglass.

The American Enterprise Institute,
a conservative think tank which frequently files briefs in Thomas’ Court,
also gave Thomas a $15,000 gift.

...Thomas accepted several very valuable gifts
from parties who are frequently interested in the outcome of federal court cases.

One of Thomas’ benefactors has even filed briefs in his Court
since giving Thomas a $15,000 gift,
and Thomas has not recused himself from each of these cases."


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