In a letter to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee instructed Roberts to launch an immediate investigation into Clarence Thomas or take action.
by lettera member of the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote:
The Senate Judiciary Committee has legislative jurisdiction over federal courts and judges and is responsible for ensuring that the nation’s highest court does not have the lowest ethical standards of federal justice. You too have a role to play, both in investigating how such acts are carried out in courts under your supervision and in ensuring that such acts never happen again. We urge you to initiate such investigations immediately and take all necessary steps to prevent further fraudulent activity.
In the coming days, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the need to restore confidence in the Supreme Court’s ethical standards. And if the court does not resolve this issue alone, the Commission will consider legislation to resolve it. But we don’t have to wait for Congress to conduct its own investigation into the reported conduct and act to prevent it from happening again. We highly recommend doing so.
The implicit message of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s letter to Roberts is that he needs to address the issue.
Roberts has witnessed this kind of corruption for years while holding a conservative Supreme Court majority. For the Supreme Court to impose an ethics rule, it would require a Senate inquiry that would also include the names of Thomas and other conservative justices like Alito on the disclosure form.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts Could Do Something About Thomas Senate Democrats should be ready to act to investigate corruption on the Supreme Court.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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