Judicial Corruption

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This is judicial corruption at it’s worst, and these men should be impeached or prosecuted
Last week – Common Cause petitioned the Department of Justice to look into possible improprieties on the part of Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia for not recusing themselves from the Citizens United decision. Both Justices had headlined speaking events at political strategy sessions hosted by the billionaire Koch brothers – brothers who certainly benefit from the Citizens United decision. Now – thanks to reporting from Think Progress’s Lee Fang – we can throw Justice Samuel Alito into the mix too. Last year – Alito was the headline speaker at a fundraising event hosted by the Manhattan Institute – a right-wing think tank funded by big corporations like Exxon and CIGNA. So here we have 3 Supreme Court Justices headlining political fundraising events for organizations and corporations that benefited directly from the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision last year. This is judicial corruption at it’s worst, and these men should be impeached or prosecuted.
-Thom

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Published in: on January 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Citizens United decision should be overturned!

What a Koch! The “Citizens United” decision by the Supremes was totally disgusting!

Thom’s blog
Could the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision soon be overturned?
One year after the ruling – could the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision soon be overturned? The progressive organization Common Cause is asking the Department of Justice to look into possible “conflict of interest” behind the scenes of the Citizens United ruling. In the petition to the DOJ – Common Cause argues that Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia should have recused themselves from the Citizens United case since they were actively involved in political strategy sessions hosted by the billionaire Koch Brothers – two men who benefited considerably from the Supreme Court’s ruling.
The allegation is based on documents obtained by ThinkProgress and the New York Times that suggest the two Justices attended a Palm Springs event hosted by the Koch brothers around the same time the high court was hearing arguments in the case. If the petition is successful – the DOJ could disqualify Justices Scalia and Thomas from the ruling – and thus overturn the decision altogether. Of course this wouldn’t be the first time Scalia and Thomas demonstrated a “conflict of interest”. Thomas didn’t recuse himself from the Bush v. Gore decision in 2000 that handed the presidency over to George W. Bush even though Thomas’s wife was working on the Bush transition team. And Scalia went on a hunting trip with former Vice President Dick Cheney right before he ruled in favor of Cheney in a case before the high court. Overturning Citizen’s United based on these guys’ impropriety should be just a start – they should also be impeached for corruption.
-Thom

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Published in: on January 21, 2011 at 12:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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