A ProPublica story about the justice's flights, yacht trips, and resort vacations — and his ridiculous response that they're just "personal hospitality from close personal friends."
In addition to Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern's piece that I link to in my piece, I'd recommend folks — particularly those upset that Justice Thomas is facing scrutiny here — also check out Stern's thread on Twitter from this morning: https://twitter.com/mjs_DC/status/1644714997560360960
I find it amazing that Clarence "parse every word and comma of the Constitution" Thomas relied on what people told him about the rules instead of simply reading the damn rules himself.
Justice Thomas has no shame, but we knew that already............
Have you forgotten that the 0bamas frequently vacationed at the homes of billionaires? Where was your outrage then? Were their hosts REAL friends and Thomas's NOT real friends? Regarding rules for the Federal Judiciary made by Congress, the Federal Judiciary has been founded by Congress, the Supreme Court was founded by the Constitution.
What rules, precisely, did Thomas break? Despite your parsing, there is no rule or law that has been violated.
Someone who would rather have money and gifts rather than respect or ethics.
It's incredible how brazen this appears to be, even from a cursory glance over the facts.
It blows my mind how out in the open this kind of corruption can be, how blatantly obvious it is, and how often it's simply ignored!
And there's no doubt that it is corruption. I certainly hope that you don't get to the Supreme Court without having the ability to read a list of rules and ethics standards...although having said that, looking at recent Supreme Court decisions, perhaps that's just me being naïve.
So what is the rule Thomas supposedly broke? At worst, he failed to make a disclosure that he should have. No case is made here that he participated in adjudicating a case where he had a conflict of interest, or that he failed to disclose information that would have revealed a conflict. This looks like petty sniping.
Can’t wait on this one: Rumor that Clarence Thomas and Harlan Crow will be starring in the next season of White Lotus, with goddess Virginia ‘Ginny’ Thomas taking over Jennifer Coolidge’s role 😂
Called for his resignation a year ago: https://nickcoccoma.substack.com/p/clarence-thomas-resign
Apparently friendship has some bearing on the law here, according to Thomas, it does not. And why do you suppose they became friends beyond quid pro quo.
Thomas Is happy to tell us that we should reassess gay marriage and contraception in light of Dobbs,, but performs no legal analysis on his own situation.
Leonard Leo on the lavish trips as well. Dear friends.
He’s gonna resign by the time this is over.
He cannot dig his way out of this.
The Biden Administration must be corrupt not to prosecute these crimes. Right, Chris? LOL
Well said. I guess Pompeia would have something to say…