Justice Thomas Should Step Down

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    Justice Thomas is married to Virginia Thomas, who this past week announced she is opening a conservative lobbying shop, libertyinc.co. Virginia Thomas, a self-styled "ambassador to the Tea Party" creates a conflict for her husband in cases where she has represented one of the parties, and he should not hear such cases.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/05/us/politics/05thomas.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=thomas%20wife%20tea%20party&st=cse

    But beyond that, his wife's ambition and extremist views make me uncomfy with Thomas hearing any further SCOTUS cases.

    Thomas has been a controversial appointment since Day One and has not covered himself in glory since assuming his robes. I say it is time for him to resign altogether.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Judge Thomas has been a very good Associate Justice, and his wife's political views, words and actions have no bearing on his own views, words, actions and decisions.

    The OP states not one coherent reason why Justice Thomas should step down.

    Indeed, there is no good ground relating to his wife that should make him even give consideration to such a liberally wishful bit of thinking.
     
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    He couldn't hear a case in which one litigant was a client of his wife's if he were a small claims' court judge. Should we have lower standards for the Gang Of Nine?
     
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    Should she have to forfeit her pursuit of happiness because she's married to a SCJ??
     
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    So?

    If a case arises in which his wife IS a litigant, then on such a case it might be appropriate for the good Justice to recuse himself.

    That has nothing to do with "stepping down."

    And whether or not he is even required to recuse himself merely because his wife belongs to some political entity that has tangential connections to a case in controversy is also not established by anything you've posted, Maddy.
     
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    Let me see if I have this straight. If a person has the same principles and opinions as their spouse that makes them ineligible to be a SCJ?
     
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    But were it a liberal judge whose wife was going to work for Soros?

    LMAO
    Tool.
     
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    Some heavy duty rationalization on this thread.
     
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    What an achingly stupid post uscitizen just embarrassed himself (again) with. :lol:

    :cuckoo:

    Given the legal "reasoning" of some of the liberal activist Justices, it wouldn't surprise me if a libbie Justice were to be married to a tramp willing to "work" for a schmuck like Soros.

    And? So what? Is it your belief that such a Justice would be required to step down from the Bench?

    Absolutely ridiculous.

    You libbies seem to have taken a dumb-pill recently. Good news/bad news: It's obviously working.
     
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    Ok then. I do not want to hear another word about Michelle Obama out of your prick asses.

    I have saved your posts on this subject to use back against you.
     

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