Clarence Thomas is still sitting on the Supreme Court, deciding cases, including ones he should probably be recusing from. If he were Justice Kagan, Justice Jackson, or Justice Sotomayor, impeachment proceedings would have already started, following insistent Republican recriminations. And rightly so. Justice should not be for sale, and that means our judges and our justices shouldn’t be either.
If only we had taken Anita Hill seriously . . .
Lest we forget, a scum, a war criminal, man who should have been charged with crimes against humanity is the same man that should have never been president and was really appointed by the SCOTUS, who should have never heard Gore v Bush, but they did, and George W. Bush became our worst president until Donald J. Trump. That man, that President George W. Bush nominated Thomas. He should have withdrawn his nomination when Thomas's character came into question, but Bush was too busy kissing the ring of the religious right and ultra-right of his party. Besides all that George W. Bush has the I.Q. of a flea.
Good morning from India, Joyce. I hope to livestream Sen. Whitehouse’s hearing. I can’t understand why nothing was done back in 2012. Seems like the behavior of corruption doesn’t stink enough for the SCOTUS. Thank for your wonderful presentation of complex legal issues and practice. I hope BIden will expand the court as soon as he can.
I won't be able to watch Sen. Whitehouse's hearing as I will be at a doctor's appointment. I will wait for the discussion of it later! If you can report on it, that would be great. With the way news breaks these days, another story could take precedence. I long for a slow, monotonous news cycle with the only exciting news breaking to be about our successes and progress.
Excellent report about Justice Clarence Thomas, still on the Court and making trouble for the American people.
Thanks to Joyce Vance for preparing and telling us about what's coming up tomorrow, and thanks to Bloomberg News for digging up a revealing story about Justice Thomas, and thanks to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) who has scheduled a hearing tomorrow on “Review of Federal Judicial Ethics Processes at the Judicial Conference of the United States.”
Senior U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf will be the witness. The reporting in Bloomberg was '...that Judge Wolf did not conclude Justice Thomas had violated any rules; rather, he wanted to pursue the process of making information known to the full Conference a decade ago so it could debate the report and act on it if it deemed that course of action appropriate. That never happened, ' (Vance)
Here comes Senator Whitehouse with Judge Mark L. Wolf and his hearing on 'Review of Federal Judicial Ethics Processes at the Judicial Conference of the United States "...STAY TUNED!
One of our best Senators. I too, will be waiting to see what happens.
Good evening Joyce: I will be very interested to hear what Wolf has to say. A moment that will include popcorn and a hail hail to the Rule of Law. This hearing should get the ball rolling or in any case stir up some good trouble. Yet what do I know? Thank you for the facts and does Whitehouse’s committee have any real ability to cut through this wall of deceit to get down to having any impact on the status quo of SCOTUS in the big scheme of things. You are having quite a week of reporting. Many thanks for your integrity and hard work on this matter. Best regards for a promising day tomorrow.
Well that’s certainly eye-opening. Like you I too will be watching Sen. Whitehouse’s hearing.
Good morning Joyce, from overseas where I have chickens living next door. Your posts always amaze me but this post, in particular, is fantastic and for those of us who do not practice law, incredibly helpful and important, so a huge, respectful, THANK YOU! I appreciate that you included a link to Senator Whitehouse's hearing tomorrow. I will certainly be listening. He is a powerhouse, I've been following him for a number of years and look forward to this hearing tomorrow.
Just pretty much incredible that a Justice couldn’t be held accountable as a Federal Judge ...
For the sake of country any Republican should recognize that.
Slow crumble of a system
But we can fight this
Thomas is George H.W. Bush's continuing finger in America's eye from beyond the grave.
I wish all the the fellow justices, together, would exert even the tiniest pressure on Thomas. It’s the only check. It’s a new world and they all need to wake up to that fact and help restore confidence in their branch.
A tribute song to Ruth Bader Ginsberg performed in front of the Connecticut State Supreme Court. I remember others just walking around the building the day or two after she passed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E47u3ZEMxYE
My rule of thumb. If you have to make an excuse for your behavior. Likely not a good move.
Thank you Joyce for keeping us updated on the weeks events. We can only pray that lady liberty begins to stamp out the sordid ways of Clarence Thomas. Looking forward to your review later today. Peace..
Thank you for making us aware of tomorrows hearing and the background. I also am waiting for your explanation of what transpired.
Personally I think he never should have been on the court . If only they had taken Anita Hill seriously we would never have heard of him again. Hopefully something can be done or at least he may be forced to recuse himself from cases that he should (I know in my dreams)