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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    I don't think such a recusal is either necessary or desirable in this case.

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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I don't think such a recusal is either necessary or desirable in this case.
    Code of Conduct for United States Judges Canon 3(C)1(c) requires a federal judges to disqualify themselves when their spouse has a financial interest in the outcome of the case. Seems pretty cut an dry that Thomas is required to recuse himself in the case in question; it is disingenuous or ignorant of the judicial canons to suggest otherwise.

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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Code of Conduct for United States Judges Canon 3(C)1(c) requires a federal judges to disqualify themselves when their spouse has a financial interest in the outcome of the case. Seems pretty cut an dry that Thomas is required to recuse himself in the case in question; it is disingenuous or ignorant of the judicial canons to suggest otherwise.
    Please clarify the details of how Virginia Thomas will benefit financially based on the outcome of the case.

    To some it's not as "cut and dry" as you imply.....


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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Please clarify the details of how Virginia Thomas will benefit financially based on the outcome of the case.

    To some it's not as "cut and dry" as you imply.....
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    And its not about benefitting from the outcome. Thomas' wife was financially tied to the outcome of this case, so the quoted Code of Conduct is valid in that respect. However, to consider a SC Justice at the same level as a federal judge is a mistake. If Thomas and Kagan find themselves in a position that they cannot be impartial, they should recuse themselves. Kagan did not, but Thomas did, end of story.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Judge Thomas's wife will make billions if this get's overturned, duh. It's so obvious, I like read that ona blog or a tweet or something.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    And its not about benefitting from the outcome. Thomas' wife was financially tied to the outcome of this case, so the quoted Code of Conduct is valid in that respect. However, to consider a SC Justice at the same level as a federal judge is a mistake. If Thomas and Kagan find themselves in a position that they cannot be impartial, they should recuse themselves. Kagan did not, but Thomas did, end of story.
    Uhhh, still only platitudes. Throw me a bone here.

    Explicitly how will the outcome of the case directly benefit her financially....???


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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Uhhh, still only platitudes. Throw me a bone here.

    Explicitly how will the outcome of the case directly benefit her financially....???
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    I don't need to explicitly explain how, because the correlation between the decision in this case and her finances is established because she formed a firm which lobbies against this bill.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Case?
    Yes they both should be sitting this one out. Justice Kagan more than likely will recuse herself, as she has done in the past. Justice Thomas is a different story.

    Twenty-one years of violating government ethics laws? NO PROBLIM for Justice Clarence Thomas, calling his falsification of his wife’s employment status on the conflict-of-interest forms a “misunderstanding of the filing instructions". FOR TWENTY ONE YEARS? Thats a bit of a stretch even for a Scalia clone.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    This thread clearly shows that some Conservatives do not understand what "conflict of interest" is.
    You expected otherwise?

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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Yes they both should be sitting this one out. Justice Kagan more than likely will recuse herself, as she has done in the past. Justice Thomas is a different story.

    Twenty-one years of violating government ethics laws? NO PROBLIM for Justice Clarence Thomas, calling his falsification of his wife’s employment status on the conflict-of-interest forms a “misunderstanding of the filing instructions". FOR TWENTY ONE YEARS? Thats a bit of a stretch even for a Scalia clone.
    Possibly the dumbest guy (or prehaps just a guy with very, very low integrity) ever to take a seat on the court.....

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