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“Following a time-honored Washington tradition of dumping required but embarrassing information on a Friday night before a major holiday, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas finally released the details of his wife’s income from her year or so working for the tea party group Liberty Central, which fought President Obama’s health care reform law. His new financial disclosure form indicates that his wife, Virginia, who served as Liberty Central’s president and CEO, received $150,000 in salary from the group and less than $15,000 in payments from an anti-health care lobbying firm she started.

The disclosure was apparently prompted in part by Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who had been needling Thomas (including on Twitter) for months to disclose how much money his wife earned from Liberty Central. That’s because challenges to Obama’s health care reform law are likely to end up before the Supreme Court sooner rather than later, and if Thomas and his wife benefited from her income working against the bill, the justice has an enormous conflict of interest in hearing any legal challenge. Thomas had failed to disclose Virginia’s income on his financial disclosure forms for 20 years; under pressure from Weiner and others, he had recently amended old disclosures to reflect hundreds of thousands of dollars she had earned working for the Heritage Foundation, the conservative think tank that also opposed Obama’s health care plan.” - Stephanie Mencimer

Will Clarence Thomas Recuse Himself on Health Care Reform?

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    He didn’t recuse himself on Citizen’s United, something that his wife profited from even more, why should we expect...
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    So, folks, it’s been over 24 hours since the Rep. Weiner news broke (I believe that is 3.5 Midnight Rides in Palin...
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    You say that as if the American media isn’t run by a handful of monopolies who benefit from our plutocracy.
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    Instead, we’ll all focus on whether or not Weiner sent a dick shot to some girl.
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    Shouldn’t this be a bigger story than Rep. Weiner? Oy, vey!
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    Let’s not also forget that recent e-mails place Justice Elena Kagan was very close to the Health Care Reform Act...
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    This guy is an embarrassment. Talk about conflicts of interest.
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