Is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's Vote For Sale?

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    It doesn't look good. In fact, it looks pretty bad. Abe Fortas resigned for reasons that don't look much different than this (money). But there was never any question that Fortas was selling his vote. Thomas's lone dissent on a SC vote of 8-1 and his wife's involvement with a tea party group that was financed by Harlan Crow to the tune of $500,000 definitely looks suspicious, especially since the Supreme Court will likely have to rule on the Affordable Healthcare Act (Otherwise known as Obamacare).


     
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    I KNOW you watched Rachael on MSNBC last night didn'tcha? I keep tabs on both my Left and Right flanks. Never know which side the random fires' gonna come frrom..

    I watch her occasionally because she's a TALENTED leftist. And she brings up a good point. Since I'm feeling lazy today --- Does ANYONE KNOW why the S.C. are immune from gifting laws that every other judgey-poo has to abide by?

    Is it Fed law? S.C. ethics rules? Pretty sure it's not the Constitution...
     
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    Justice Thomas’ decisions are influenced by subjective conservative dogma alone.
     
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    Which begs the question as to why Thomas was the lone dissenting vote...

    Additionally, from the NYT article...

    At the VERY least, there's an appearance of impropriety. In my experience, where there's smoke, there's fire.
     
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    They are trying to get him out and a liberal judge in before the health care bill comes up to the supreme court.
    That's what this is all about.
     
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    Correct.

    It's a dishonest lib power grab attempt.

    Nothing more.
     
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    You would be squealing like a pig if some liberal judge was raking in all those "gifts" and his wife was taking money to start a partisan group which was involved in political activities which may end up coming up on the SC docket.

    Now, if you can actually SHOW anything dishonest about the facts that article details, I'm sure everyone would love to see it. How long should we wait?
     
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    Did your mother drop you on your head?

    Repeatedly?
     
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    It is nothing more than deliberate speculation and bullshit - but I am not surprised that the gibbering hordes of the Obamanation regurgitate whatever they are fed. Learn to think for yourself. Idiot.
     
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    Thomas will likely have to recuse himself from hearing the case on Obamacare due to his wife's activities in fighting it. (Kagan recently recused herself in a SC case because she ruled on it in a lower court.)

    How ironic that would be. CT and his wife's partisan activities has hurt the right's chance of getting it overturned. That's funny, but Thomas was never the brightest bulb on the court. Hell, he doesn't even ask any questions. He just sits there like a mute.
     

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