Post by newfieguy74 on Mar 25, 2022 10:05:47 GMT -5
Lawyers and judges are expected to avoid actual conflicts of interest and the appearance of a conflict. Both erode confidence in the judicial system. Many law firms have vigorous screening procedures for conflicts before taking a new case.
Not really--one was clearly much more destructive to our country
I agree. Collusion with a hostile foreign power, as has been confirmed by Republican-led Senate committees, is much more destructive than a stolen election plot that only exists in the minds of people addled with Facebook Brain. It's just a shame that the wife of a sitting SCOTUS justice is one of those people, and a bigger shame that he refuses to acknowledge his conflict of interest.
Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Mar 26, 2022 7:47:16 GMT -5
Ginni Thomas' texts to Mark Meadows speak for themselves. These texts were part of a trove of over 3,000 text messages turned over by Mark Meadows to the House Committee, before he stopped co-operating. Subsequent to Meadows ceasing to co-operate, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Trump v. Thompson, against Trump's executive privilege claim. Justice Thomas was the sole Justice who would have granted Trump's application for mandamus and stay. Thomas did not separately issue an 'opinion' on why he would grant the application. www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/21pdf/21a272_9p6b.pdf
The gist of Trump's claim.
Congress limited its own access to Presidential records when it adopted the Presidential Records Act, a law it now stubbornly refuses to follow. The Executive adopted implementing regulations and an executive order reasonably regulating access to the records of former Presidents. The Select Committee, however, ignored these restrictions by sending a “sweeping” records request to the National Archives and Records Administration seeking broad swaths of confidential records created during President Trump’s term of office. The Constitution, this Court’s precedent, and federal statutes invalidate the expansive request at issue here. ...
IMO, CT should have recused himself in this case, because as it turns out, his wife's communications to the White House Chief of Staff (and perhaps others in the White House) appear to bear on the very matter being investigated.
TBT I deleted my recent post out of an abundance of caution. I did not have politics in mind but upon rereading I felt some might view it as a political statement which was not my intent. There has to bean overarching concern for CT's health. Hospitalized for a week with an unspecified illness. Let us all hope & pray he is healthy & strong.