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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-07-11 12:40 PM
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41. Is Ginni Thomas Getting Rich Off Clarence Thomas' Supreme Court Decisions?

Supreme Court spouse Ginni Thomas has a new job as the head of a Tea Party lobbying firm called Liberty Consulting. Her new firm, which promises to give voice to principled citizens and the tea party movement in the halls of Congress through governmental affairs efforts also offers very unusual service to its clients:

Liberty Consulting offers advice for short or long term projects and bringing resources to bear for impact whether it includes a short term bill-reading project, assistance on congressional oversight efforts or an effective coalition for impact. Additionally, Liberty Consulting offers advice on optimizing political investments for charitable giving in the non-profit world or political causes.

Ginni Thomas new career advising clients on how to donate money to political causes is striking in light of the fact that this career path was much more difficult to break into just one year ago. In Citizens United v. FEC, Ginnis husband Clarence cast the key fifth vote enabling corporations to spend unlimited money influencing U.S. elections. As a result of this vote, outside groups spent nearly $300 million influencing the 2010 elections much of which would have been illegal before Justice Thomas greenlighted this spending.

Now, Ginni Thomas appears to have found a way to earn money off her husbands actions as a justice. Clarence Thomas released countless amounts of corporate spending on U.S. elections, and Ginni Thomas can get rich advising those corporate clients on how to direct that spending.

To be sure, it is possible that Ginni is somehow limiting her advice to political investments that were legal before Clarence gave businesses like hers so many new potential customers. But if this is the case, Ginni has an obligation to explain just how she is limiting her advice its the only way to remove the obvious cloud of corruption her actions have created around her husband.
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