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    In a Q&A on Friday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said that the leak of a draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade has fundamentally altered the institution, and that conservatives would never go after liberal judges the way Democrats have conservative ones in recent years. Thomas made his remarks at the Old Parkland Conference in Dallas on Friday, an event that was hosted by the American Enterprise Institute, the Hoover Institution, and the Manhattan Institute. During his on-stage Q&A, Thomas was prompted by Berkeley law professor John Yoo to comment on the importance of institutions and how they are affected by that leak of a draft opinion authored by Justice Samuel Alito for the majority on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, as well as on “protests at Justices’ homes, and what we’re seeing in the wake of this leak of the alleged Dobbs draft opinion.” “I think we are in danger of destroying the institutions that are required for a free society,” said Thomas. “You can’t have a civil society, a free society, without a stable legal...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. The opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade. The conservative Thomas, who joined the court in 1991 and has long called for Roe v. Wade to be overturned, described the leak as an unthinkable breach of trust. “When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it,” he said while speaking at a conference Friday evening in Dallas. The court has said the draft does not represent the final position of any of the court’s members, and Chief Justice John Roberts has ordered an investigation into the leak. Thomas, a nominee of President George H.W. Bush, said it was beyond “anyone’s imagination” before the May 2 leak of the opinion...
    Days after a Supreme Court opinion leaked and signaled the possible overturning of longstanding precedent for women's abortion access, Justice Clarence Thomas declared the high court cannot be "bullied." Thomas, the longest serving justice on the Supreme Court now and an appointee of former President George H.W. Bush, briefly referenced the past week of protests in Washington, D.C., and across the nation over the leaked draft majority opinion during the 11th Circuit Judicial Conference on Friday. "We can't be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that," Thomas said amid public protests, including some outside the Supreme Court, by abortion activists concerned over the potential upheaval of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. JUSTICE ALITO THE FACE OF LOOMING SUPREME COURT ANTI-ABORTION DECISION The leaked draft, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, ignited calls this week to codify Roe into law. Some liberal lawmakers, such as Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), are escalating their push to expand the number of justices on the...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself and called his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, “an admitted and proud contributor to a coup.” During her weekly press conference, Pelosi was asked if Thomas should resign from the nation’s highest court. Thomas’ wife reportedly texted with Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ahead of the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol. The texts called on the Trump administration to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. “Do you agree with members of your caucus that Clarence Thomas should resign?” asked a reporter. “I don’t think he should’ve ever been appointed,” said Pelosi, who added that she won’t say whether Thomas should resign. However, Pelosi called for the Supreme Court to have a code of ethics and noted that there’s pending legislation that would institute such a thing. “The Supreme Court has to at least have a code of ethics,” she said. “Why should they have lower standards than members of Congress in terms of reporting and the rest?” Pelosi countered...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday that Clarence Thomas is “an outstanding justice” and accused Democrats of trying to bully him off the Supreme Court amid a scandal involving his spouse, Ginni Thomas. After the recent publication of text messages from Ginni Thomas, a conservative activist, to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about overturning the 2020 election, many Democrats called for Thomas to recuse himself from cases related to the Jan. 6 riot or from future cases involving former President Donald Trump, citing ethics concerns. Some of the text messages from Ginni Thomas appeared to embrace elements of the Qanon conspiracy theory, including subjecting elected officials and reporters to military tribunals at the Guantanamo Bay facility. Republicans, for many of whom Clarence Thomas is something of an icon, have largely defended the judge and argued the political opinions of Ginni Thomas have no bearing on the justice’s work on the high court. In remarks on the Senate floor, McConnell said Thomas “is a great American and an outstanding justice.” “He is faithful...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to "resign" or face "impeachment" regarding concerns over what she described as a pattern of ethics violations "involving his wife." “Clarence Thomas should resign,” the New York Democratic representative tweeted on Tuesday. “If not, his failure to disclose income from right-wing organizations, recuse himself from matters involving his wife, and his vote to block the Jan 6th commission from key information must be investigated and could serve as grounds for impeachment.” Ocasio-Cortez echoed what numerous other Democratic colleagues, including Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, have said in regards to the most senior justice's spouse Ginni Thomas. The justice's wife is a longtime conservative advocate and most recently had a trove of messages revealed by the House Jan. 6 Committee investigating the riot on the U.S. Capitol. The messages depicted Thomas encouraging former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to keep fighting in an effort to overturn the 2020 election results in favor of the former president. 'MISOGYNISTIC': SEN. HAWLEY SLAMS THOMAS RECUSAL CALLS OVER HIS WIFE'S TEXTS Clarence Thomas should...
    In 1969, Richard Nixon and congressional Republicans took down the Supreme Court’s most liberal member, Abe Fortas, threatening to send his wife to prison. There’s a lesson here for today’s Democrats and Clarence Thomas. Some Democrats are calling on Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from decisions involving Trump’s conspiracy to overthrow our government. They should be calling on him to resign and his wife to be prosecuted. It appears that Ginny Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, participated in a plot to overthrow the government of the United States. Which is astonishing in and of itself. But then her husband was the sole vote on the Court to help that same seditious conspiracy:When Donald Trump sued to block President Joe Biden from passing presidential papers to the January 6th Committee, the only vote on the Court to support Trump’s efforts to hide his crime was that of Clarence Thomas.Which raises the question: what will Congress and the Justice Department do about these crimes? Fifty-four years ago, Republicans went nuts over an “ethics scandal” involving a Democratic-appointed...
    President Biden refused to weigh into the debate over whether Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from cases involving the Jan. 6 riot due to his wife's involvement in the events that led to that day.  Asked if the justice should recuse himself in cases involving Jan. 6, Biden said at a news conference Monday: 'I leave that to two entities ... one the Jan. 6 committee and two the Justice Department. That's their judgment, not mine, to make.' 'I told you I would not tell the Justice Department what to take or not take. I'm not going to tell Congress either,' he added.    In a series of 29 messages following former President Trump's loss, the conservative activist Ginni Thomas repeatedly asked then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to work to overturn the election results.   Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., a member of the Judiciary Committee, on Sunday joined the calls for Justice Thomas to recuse himself from matters involving the 2024 election or the fight for Trump documents, after his failure to recuse from the most recent...
    Republican Sen. Josh Hawley said Monday it was 'misogynistic' to call on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself in cases related to Jan. 6 or the 2024 election over his wife's election fraud claims. 'She's an independent, adult woman, it just seems a little strange to me all of these calls for her husband to be what, like, minding her better? Frankly, I think it's kind of misogynistic,' the Missouri senator told CNN.  He added: 'She's a private individual. He's a justice on the US Supreme Court, but I think this idea that he is somehow automatically responsible for everything he says – what does that mean? Does she have to get his permission?'  A growing number of Democrats have called on the court's most senior justice to recuse himself after his wife's texts to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows  were made public in a Washington Post report. President Biden said Monday he won't weigh in; instead he'll leave it up to the Department of Justice and the Jan. 6 committee. 'She's an independent, adult woman, it...
    Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar called on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from election-related cases during a Sunday TV interview, days after a damning report revealed his wife's attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential results.  'The facts are clear here. This is unbelievable. You have the wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice advocating for an insurrection, advocating for overturning a legal election to the sitting president's chief of staff and she also knows this election, these cases, are going to come before her husband,' Klobuchar said. She told ABC's This Week: 'This is a textbook case for removing him, recusing him from these decisions.'  Virginia Thomas, a conservative activist, pushed 2020 election fraud conspiracy theories in dozens of text messages with ex-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, reports revealed on Thursday.  Thomas urged Donald Trump's former aide to make controversial lawyer Sidney Powell the face of the ex-president's legal defense and appeared to frequently promote QAnon beliefs in texts obtained by the Washington Post and CBS News. The 29 messages are reportedly part of the vast tranche of...
    A prominent senator believes the integrity of the U.S. Supreme Court rests on whether one of the justices is deemed eligible to participate in certain cases. Appearing on ABC’s This Week Sunday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) denounced the texts from Ginni Thomas — wife of Justice Clarence Thomas — to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows in which she messaged him with a QAnon conspiracy theory and sent other texts about overturning the 2020 election. “This is unbelievable,” Klobuchar said. “You have the wife of a sitting Supreme Court Justice advocating for an insurrection, advocating for overturning a legal election to the sitting president’s chief of staff. And, she also knows this election, these cases, are going to come before her husband.” As far as Klobuchar is concerned, the Ginni Thomas texts preclude Clarence from hearing any cases related to the 2020 election. “This is a textbook case for removing him, recusing him, from these decisions,” Klobuchar said. “And all I hear is silence from the Supreme Court right now. and that better change in...
    Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSunday shows preview: US, allies up pressure on Russia; Jackson undergoes confirmation hearings LIVE COVERAGE: Emotions, tempers run high on day three of Jackson hearings LIVE COVERAGE: GOP senators grill Jackson in grueling day MORE (D-Minn.) is arguing Supreme Court Justice Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasGinni Thomas's texts: Does a spouse's opinion disqualify a Supreme Court justice? Thomas scrutiny intensifies after latest revelations Defense & National Security — Russia's tenuous grip slips MORE should recuse himself from any case regarding the 2020 elections after text messages sent by his wife to aides of former President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden administration names FAA safety official as agency's acting chief Pennsylvania Senate primaries get personal Can Rick Scott trump Ron DeSantis to win the GOP base? MORE were revealed late last week.  "You have the wife of a sitting Supreme Court justice advocating for an insurrection, advocating for overturning a legal election to the sitting president's chief of staff and she also knows this election, these cases, are going to come before her husband. This is a textbook case for removing him, recusing...
    Former federal prosecutor and current MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner told SiriusXM guest-host Jody Hamilton that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas could be “impeached” based on the reporting that came out this week. Hamilton — host of the From The Bunker podcast — filled in for Stephanie Miller on Friday’s episode of  The Stephanie Miller Show, and asked about the revelation that Ginni Thomas, Justice Thomas’ wife, was texting with Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about overturning the election. Kirschner said Justice Thomas’ conduct in failing to recuse himself from a related decision is “impeachment material” based on what has been reported: MR. KIRSCHNER: What Justice Thomas did was deeply, deeply unethical at a minimum. Mm-Hmm. I mean, a sitting Supreme Court justice who decided to participate in a case that involved his wife’s wrongdoing, not recusing himself, not removing himself as every judge in the land knows he or she is supposed to do when they even have the appearance of conflict. Right? Not just an actual conflict. Actual conflict is the third rail of conflict law. And Thomas knows that,...
    Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, left and his wife Virginia Thomas, right, leave the the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington after attending funeral services of the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, on Feb. 20, 2016.Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP A top Senate Democrat on Friday said Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from any case related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the 2024 election should Donald Trump run for president again. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon said Thomas' conduct "looks increasingly corrupt," a day after the disclosure that the justice's wife Virginia Thomas, a conservative activist, implored Trump's White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to fight to reverse President Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election. In a series of 29 texts in late 2020 and early 2021, she urged Meadows to try to overturn the result. The Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot began shortly after a Trump rally, which Ginni Thomas attended. During the event, the then-president urged supporters to march to Congress and...
    Sen. Ron Wyden called on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from any cases pertaining to the investigation of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol or future cases involving former President Donald Trump in the wake of growing ethics concerns about his spouse, Ginni Thomas. Reports emerged Thursday evening regarding his wife, who previously sent several messages to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows about overturning the 2020 election. “At the bare minimum, Justice Thomas needs to recuse himself from any case related to the January 6th investigation, and should Donald Trump run again, any case related to the 2024 election," Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, wrote in a statement to the Washington Examiner. "Judges are obligated to recuse themselves when their participation in a case would create even the appearance of a conflict of interest. A person with an ounce of commonsense could see that bar is met here." THOMAS SHOULD NOT RECUSE HIMSELF ON JAN. 6 SUPREME COURT CASES, MCCARTHY SAYS Ginni Thomas, a longtime conservative activist, insisted to the Washington Free Beacon...
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., called for Justice Clarence Thomas's impeachment over his conservative activist wife's texts to former chief of staff Mark Meadows asking him to overturn the election.  'Clarence Thomas needs to be impeached,' the Squad member declared on Twitter, quoting a tweet pointing out that Ginni Thomas urging Meadows to 'save us' and 'not concede' after Joe Biden was elected president. The tweet also noted that her husband was the only vote to side with former President Trump in an 8-1 Supreme Court decision that denied Trump's request for a stay of a lower court mandate that hundreds of pages of White House records from Jan. 6 be turned over to the committee investigating the riot.  Among the records seized at the time was a never-issued executive order that would have directed the military to seize voting machines.  The Supreme Court announced Clarence Thomas, 73, was hospitalized earlier this week, but refused to say if he remains there as of Thursday.   Ginni Thomas  pushed 2020 election fraud conspiracy theories in dozens of text messages with ex-White House Chief...
    Time to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says one member of Congress. Rep. Ilhan Omar made the declaration on Thursday in response to leaked text messages obtained by the House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot showing the justice's wife, conservative activist Ginni Thomas, pressing former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to overturn the 2020 election. "Clarence Thomas needs to be impeached," the Minnesota Democrat said in a tweet. Clarence Thomas needs to be impeached https://t.co/ZuZbxkMaYs— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 25, 2022 GINNI THOMAS WANTED TO 'RELEASE THE KRAKEN' The tweet to which the congresswoman was responding also noted that Clarence Thomas was the one justice who voted to deny former President Donald Trump's request for a stay of a lower court mandate that his presidential records be turned over to the Jan. 6 committee. Among the documents obtained by the panel was a never-used draft executive order to seize voting machines. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER Ginni Thomis insisted to the Washington Free Beacon this month that she and her husband...
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    Justice Clarence Thomas has been hospitalized because of an infection, the Supreme Court said Sunday.Thomas, 73, has been at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., since Friday after experiencing "flu-like symptoms," the court said in a statement.The court offered no explanation for why it waited two days to disclose that the justice was in the hospital.It also provided no additional details about the infection, but said Thomas is being treated with antibiotics and his symptoms are abating.He could released in the next couple of days, the court said.The Supreme Court is meeting this week to hear arguments in four cases. Thomas plans to participate in the cases even if he misses the arguments, the court said.Thomas has been on the court since 1991.
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