Here’s another example of the “in your face” violation of ethics that Justices Scalia, Roberts and Thomas frequently toss at their critics. The SCOTUS does not have oversight on their Justices. I think it’s about time an oversight committee was formed.
Clearly Supreme Court cases have been influenced by their pandering and consorting with the likes of the Koch brothers and others. In my opinion this behavior is an outrage.
Now Mrs. Thomas is a part of a lobbying firm to help with “governmental affairs” and get this: political donation strategies. The Citizens United case entailed the “free speech aspect of “political donations”!
If no one about their behavior, then no one is listening. I recommend reading the entire Politico article.
She started as a congressional aide in the 1980s, became a midlevel Republican operative, then briefly left politics, reemerging in 2009 as founder of a tea party group before stepping down amid continued questions about whether her actions were appropriate for the spouse of a Supreme Court justice.
Now, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, has recast herself yet again, this time as the head of a firm, Liberty Consulting, which boasts on its website using her “experience and connections” to help clients “with “governmental affairs efforts” and political donation strategies.
Thomas already has met with nearly half of the 99 GOP freshmen in the House and Senate, according to an e-mail she sent last week to congressional chiefs of staff, in which she branded herself “a self-appointed, ambassador to the freshmen class and an ambassador to the tea party movement.”
But her latest career incarnation is sparking controversy again.
Thomas’s role as a de facto tea party lobbyist and — until recently — as head of a tea party group that worked to defeat Democrats last November “show a new level of arrogance of just not caring that the court is being politicized and how that undermines the historic image of the Supreme Court as being above the political fray,” said Arn Pearson, a lawyer for Common Cause, the left-leaning government watchdog group.
- Justice Thomas’s wife Virginia Thomas now a lobbyist (thegrio.com)
- Justice’s wife stands as ambassador (politico.com)
- Virginia Thomas Now Lobbying Members Of Congress, So What? (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Clarence Thomas Failed to Report Wife’s Income (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Virginia Thomas Assumes Role Of De Facto Tea Party Lobbyist (huffingtonpost.com)