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Democrats mobilize over Clarence Thomas ethics investigation
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Source: The Ticket

Democrats mobilize over Clarence Thomas ethics investigation

Forty-six House Democrats have joined forces this week to ask the chamber's Judiciary Committee to investigate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for ethics violations. The Democratic lawmakers' complaint argues that reports of Thomas' actions--including those related to the high-profile political activism of his wife, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas--have raised concerns about potential conflicts of interest.

"Public records clearly demonstrate that Justice Thomas has failed to accurately disclose information concerning the income and employment status of his wife, as required by law," Democrats led by Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) wrote in a letter (pdf) Wednesday to leaders of the Judiciary Committee. The Democrats also question whether Thomas accurately reported gifts and inappropriately solicited donations.

Blumenauer's office confirmed to The Ticket Thursday afternoon that 46 lawmakers have signed on.

Liberal watchdog group Common Cause recently reported that Thomas' wife earned around $1.6 million between 1997 and 2011--and that Justice Thomas did not report her income over the same time span. Thomas said he "inadvertently" failed to file information on wife's employment "due to a misunderstanding of the filing instructions."

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TODAY - October 06, 2011

Democrats target Clarence Thomas Forty-six House members want to investigate the Supreme Court justice for ethics violations
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  -Democrats mobilize over Clarence Thomas ethics investigation defendandprotect  Oct-06-11 10:20 PM   #0 
  - Pleased to read that the Dems. are working together...  midnight   Oct-06-11 10:23 PM   #1 
  - And Clarence will play the race card and it will all be over.  russspeakeasy   Oct-06-11 10:43 PM   #3 
  - He can't, not with Obama president. It will be seen as one Black man vs. another.  McCamy Taylor   Oct-07-11 12:09 AM   #9 
  - Sure he can. Thomas has no shame, especially when it comes to his reputation or advancement.  No Elephants   Oct-07-11 06:46 AM   #20 
  - Thomas is willing to go in the gutter. He is a self serving  russspeakeasy   Oct-07-11 09:21 AM   #23 
  - "Everybody is picking on me. Whine." - Coke Can Thomas (R - Family Values)  SpiralHawk   Oct-08-11 05:39 AM   #26 
  - They seem to manage that when they are in the minority  No Elephants   Oct-07-11 06:43 AM   #19 
  - It's great that they're doing this, but  DavidDvorkin   Oct-06-11 10:43 PM   #2 
  - "Make no mistake: IOKIYAR"  MannyGoldstein   Oct-06-11 10:49 PM   #4 
  - Look for another diversion tomorrow  Kingofalldems   Oct-06-11 10:50 PM   #5 
  - Suuuure. This story broke over 256 days ago and nothing has been done. This, such as it is, is...  Poll_Blind   Oct-06-11 10:52 PM   #6 
  - I concur  FreeBillClinton   Oct-07-11 05:58 AM   #18 
  - They WAITED until they were in the minority? I had not realized it's been that long.  No Elephants   Oct-07-11 06:49 AM   #21 
  - only 46? this is a no-brainer. Get on board NOW dems.  bbgrunt   Oct-06-11 11:44 PM   #7 
  - If Thomas wasn't black, he would be gone by now.  cosmicone   Oct-07-11 12:00 AM   #8 
  - Doubt it. The corrupt in power in our society tend to stay in power.  SomeGuyInEagan   Oct-07-11 12:30 AM   #10 
  - Joe-mentum needs to have Thomas' pubes put on HIS Coke can  lbrtbell   Oct-07-11 04:20 AM   #17 
  - Who put this pubic hair on my Coke?  red dog 1   Oct-07-11 12:54 AM   #11 
  - Gooooooooooood!!!! About damn time! nt  MADem   Oct-07-11 01:07 AM   #12 
  - If Clarence can lie on his tax return, can we do it too?  tblue   Oct-07-11 01:11 AM   #13 
  - Bang those pots and pans....  Hulk   Oct-07-11 01:41 AM   #14 
  - File Articles of Impeachment  RandySF   Oct-07-11 02:43 AM   #15 
  - Reminds me of an old Steve Martin routine  lbrtbell   Oct-07-11 04:18 AM   #16 
  - They have about a year to get the bastard, IMHO.  callous taoboy   Oct-07-11 06:55 AM   #22 
  - Can you imagine what the Republicans would have done if this had been done by a liberal justice?  PurityOfEssence   Oct-07-11 09:40 AM   #24 
  - Impeach and disbar him  buckrogers1965   Oct-08-11 02:57 AM   #25 

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