Dems call for ethics probe of Justice Thomas

Rick Moran
Twenty Democrats wrote a letter to the oversight body for federal courts asking them to look into ethics violations by Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Roll Call: The group of 20 House Democrats led by Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) sent a letter to the U.S. Judicial Conference, the governing body for federal courts, saying that Thomas has failed to report the income of his wife, Virginia, who earned $700,000 from 2003 to 2007 while working at the Heritage Foundation, according to news reports. The letter came just days before the Supreme Court returns for the new session, during which it is expected to consider a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Obama administration's sweeping health care law. With such high-profile issues on the horizon for the court, the lawmakers wrote, "it is vital that the Judicial Conference actively pursue any suspicious actions by Supreme Court Justices." "Justice Thomas's failure to disclose his wife's income for his entire...(Read Full Post)

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