USA: For years Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas violated a law requiring justices reveal their spouse’s income and employers, during which time his wife, Virginia Thomas, received hundreds of thousands dollars from right-wing and pro-corporate groups: here.
Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress: “Justice Clarence Thomas is an ethics problem in a black robe. Just eight months after ThinkProgress broke the story of Thomas‘ attendance at a Koch-sponsored political fundraiser, we learn that 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, donated $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. If this sounds familiar, it’s because America has seen this movie before. Indeed, the Thomas scandal is little more than a remake of the forty year-old gifting scandal that brought down Justice Abe Fortas”: here.
Everything you need to know about the evolving Clarence Thomas ethics scandal: here.
Supreme Court Justice Failed To Disclose His Wife’s $700,000 Income: here.
Female Lawyer Accuses Justice Clarence Thomas Of Groping Her In 1999. She was 23 at the time. He was a Supreme Court justice. 10/27/2016 01:52 pm ET: here.
A FEMALE LAWYER HAS ACCUSED CLARENCE THOMAS OF GROPING HER IN 1999 “Moira Smith, vice president and general counsel at Enstar Natural Gas Co., told the National Law Journal that the justice grabbed her without her consent in 1999, when she met him at a Truman Foundation dinner.” [Paige Lavender, HuffPost]
The US Supreme Court is steadily shielding corporate criminality while cutting back fundamental democratic rights: here.