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Justice Roberts defends Thomas, Kagan on healthcare recusal issue

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chief Justice John Roberts expressed confidence on Saturday in the decisions by his Supreme Court colleagues on when to recuse themselves, an issue that has emerged in the legal battle over President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul law. Some Democrats in Congress have called for Justice Clarence Thomas…

Rep. Slaughter calls for ‘retroactive recusal’ to overturn Citizens United

Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) told Current TV’s Keith Olbermann Tuesday that a “retroactive recusal” of Justice Clarence Thomas could result in overturning the Citizens United case. Earlier this year, the liberal group Common Cause argued that both Justices Thomas and Antonin Scalia should have recused themselves from the Citizens United…

Democrats call for investigation of Justice Clarence Thomas

Twenty House Democrats called Thursday on the U.S. Judicial Conference to formally request that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate Justice Clarence Thomas’s non-compliance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. Justice Thomas indicated on his annual financial disclosure forms that his wife had received no income since he…

Ginni Thomas joins conservative website The Daily Caller

Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is the newest hire at The Daily Caller, the conservative website founded by Tucker Carlson. The press release states “As The Daily Caller’s special correspondent, Thomas will interview key political and community leaders — from high-profile politicians…

Virginia Thomas stepping down as head of Liberty Central

Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is stepping down as the President and CEO of Liberty Central, a conservative organization she founded last year, according to a published report. “She’ll take a back seat so that Liberty Central can continue with its mission without any of…

Supreme Court strikes down challenge to Obama’s health overhaul

The Supreme Court has turned down the first preliminary challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The decision Monday to reject an appeal from a former Republican state lawmaker in California was no surprise because a federal appeals court has yet to consider the case. The high court almost…

Hospital security ‘punches, tasers’ nephew of Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is reportedly “outraged” after security guards at a New Orleans-area hospital were accused of punching and tasing his epileptic nephew, a news report states. Derek Thomas was admitted to West Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Thursday, after a possible suicide attempt, reports ABC affiliate…

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