Dining out with Thomas and Scalia

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Dining out with Thomas and Scalia
Dining out with Thomas and Scalia
AP photo by way of Politico

Yesterday we noted that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is married to a paid advocate against the health reform law, which raises the question of whether he’ll recuse himself now the Supreme Court says it will hear the case.

Today, the LA Times raises another point:

The day the Supreme Court gathered behind closed doors to consider the politically divisive question of whether it would hear a challenge to President Obama’s healthcare law, two of its justices, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, were feted at a dinner sponsored by the law firm that will argue the case before the high court.

Steve Benen makes a third point:

[A]ll of this might be slightly less disconcerting were it not for the even larger context, including Scalia and Thomas having attended a conservative strategy session hosted by Koch Industries last year.

Steve asks whether anyone can have confidence in the objectivity of Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas, knowing their connections to electoral politics. More on the show tonight.

 

Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas

Dining out with Thomas and Scalia

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