The discovery this week that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, attended the pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” demonstration that preceded the Jan. 6 brawl at the Capitol has reignited liberal agitation about his position on the Supreme Court.
Critics claim the new detail is the latest example of Ginni Thomas’s political involvement intersecting with her husband’s judicial position.
“Virginia Thomas should be able to support whatever causes she is passionate about. The issue is that Justice Thomas continues to engage in cases involving her political activity,” according to Steven Lubet, a legal ethics professor at Northwestern University Law School. “He’s the one whose actions should be scrutinized.”
Lower federal court judges are governed by a rule of conduct that requires them to recuse themselves if they have a conflict of interest or if their impartiality is reasonably questioned.
However, Supreme Court justices are free to decide whether recusal is appropriate in a particular case.
The left is afraid of Clarence Thomas, which is why they’re using his wife’s beliefs against him. I wonder if any liberal justices are facing the same scrutiny?