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No, Clarence Thomas Nonetheless Is not Going To Recuse Himself In January Sixth-Associated Case

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In the present day, Supreme Court docket justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented (unwritten) in a shadow docket case, and when you’re proper to be excited anytime the desire of these two *isn’t* imposed upon the nation, it’s not all sunshine and sparkles. See, Arizona Republican Get together Chair Kelli Ward had sought to dam a January Sixth Committee subpoena in search of data associated to her position within the Huge Lie of the 2020 election as a faux elector in search of to solid Arizona’s electoral ballots for Donald Trump regardless of the desire of the folks.

It’s definitely good that Ward’s efforts have been stymied by the Court docket, however Thomas’s dissent alerts he’s realized completely nothing from the ethics controversy. Thomas retains on listening to circumstances in regards to the January Sixth Committee — he was the lone dissent when the Court docket rejected Trump’s efforts to dam the discharge of presidential data to the committee — regardless of his spouse Ginni Thomas’s position in attempting to undo the outcomes of the 2020 election,

As a result of let’s not neglect Ginni TESTIFIED IN FRONT OF THE JANUARY Sixth COMMITTEE. That’s as a result of she was on the market Forest Gumping it — getting her paws all around the effort to maintain Donald Trump within the presidency regardless of the outcomes of the election. She despatched a sequence of textual content messages to Mark Meadows, Trump’s Chief of Workers; she communicated with Coups 4 Dummies lawyer John Eastman; and pestered Wisconsin lawmakers over the election.

And, importantly to the moment case, she blasted emails to Arizona representatives, begging them to overturn the outcomes of the election and appoint a faux GOP elector slate. WHICH INCLUDED WARD.

A lot for the mere look of impropriety. Perhaps Alito desires to rant once more about how the Supreme Court docket doesn’t have a legitimacy drawback. That’ll undoubtedly repair the Court docket’s, um, legitimacy drawback.


Kathryn Rubino is a Senior Editor at Above the Regulation, host of The Jabot podcast, and co-host of Pondering Like A Lawyer. AtL tipsters are the perfect, so please join together with her. Be happy to electronic mail her with any suggestions, questions, or feedback and observe her on Twitter (@Kathryn1).

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