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).