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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 01:41 PM
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Citizen's United supported Clarence Thomas' 1991 nomination to Supreme Court
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/justice-clarence-thomas-failed-to-disclose-that-citizens-united-foundation-supported-his-1991-nomination-to-the-supreme-court-and-spent-more-than-100000-on-advertisements-attacking-opposing-senators-says-wwwprotectourelection-116223469.html

Justice Clarence Thomas Failed To Disclose That Citizens United Foundation Supported His 1991 Nomination To The Supreme Court And Spent More Than $100,000 On Advertisements Attacking Opposing Senators, says www.ProtectOurElections.org

Watchdog Group Files Additional Bar Complaint on Conflict Of Interest Grounds

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The watchdog group www.ProtectOurElections.org filed a second bar complaint on February 15, 2011 against Justice Clarence Thomas for bias and actual conflict of interest for his failure to disqualify himself from Citizens United v Federal Election Commission, 130 S.Ct. 876 (2010), and hiding the fact that Citizens United Foundation had supported his nomination and spent at least $100,000 on commercials attacking several Senators opposed to his nomination. The second bar complaint, filed with the Washington, D.C. Office of Bar Counsel, is at http://www.velvetrevolution.us/images/Clarence_Thomas_Bar_Supplement.pdf.

As reported in 1991 by Time Magazine, "The commercials, shown only in Washington at a cost of about $100,000, have reaped millions of dollars' worth of free publicity through network television and print-media reproductions that have accompanied news stories about the flap. That probably was the intent all along." http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,973826,00.html#ixzz1DzuvQ4Rz See also http://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/13/business/media/13ADCO.html ("The Citizens United Foundation, a group that ran commercials in 1991 supporting the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court...").

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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 02:05 PM
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1. this pos is sooo compromised why is he still there?
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Lochloosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 02:10 PM
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2. Because it would require the House to impeach him.
NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 02:27 PM
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3. CU has been around since 1991? DAMN!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 02:30 PM
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4. He got away with stealing a federal election, you think that is going to stop Slappy?
Scarface and Slappy are just getting warmed up!
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 02:40 PM
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5. K&R
We should demand our highest court to be of the highest standards, Respectable and above any taint of corruption.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-15-11 03:35 PM
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6. I thought this would get more attention
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