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Qtec
01-23-2011, 04:22 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Clarence Thomas failed to report wife's income, watchdog says
Virginia Thomas earned over $680,000 from conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation over 5 years, a group says. But the Supreme Court justice did not include it on financial disclosure forms.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas failed to report his wife's income from a conservative think tank on financial disclosure forms for at least five years, the watchdog group Common Cause said Friday.

Between 2003 and 2007, Virginia Thomas, a longtime conservative activist, earned $686,589 from the Heritage Foundation, according to a Common Cause review of the foundation's IRS records. Thomas failed to note the income in his Supreme Court financial disclosure forms for those years, instead checking a box labeled "none" where "spousal noninvestment income" would be disclosed.

A Supreme Court spokesperson could not be reached for comment late Friday. But Virginia Thomas' employment by the Heritage Foundation was well known at the time.

Virginia Thomas also has been active in the group Liberty Central, <u>an organization she founded to restore the "founding principles" of limited government and individual liberty.</u><span style="color: #990000">Mmmmmm...where have I heard that before?</span>

In his 2009 disclosure, Justice Thomas also reported spousal income as "none." Common Cause contends that Liberty Central paid Virginia Thomas an unknown salary that year.

Federal judges are bound by law to disclose the source of spousal income, according to Stephen Gillers, a professor at NYU School of Law. Thomas' omission which could be interpreted as a violation of that law could lead to some form of penalty, Gillers said.

"<u>It wasn't a miscalculation; he simply omitted his wife's source of income for six years,</u> which is a rather dramatic omission," Gillers said. "It could not have been an oversight." </div></div>


Bought and paid for.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">In the case, <u>Citizens United </u>vs. Federal Election Commission, the court ruled that corporate and union funds could be spent directly on election advertising.

The Koch brothers have been key supporters of the group Americans for Prosperity, which spent heavily in the 2010 midterm election and claims a nonprofit tax status that allows it to avoid disclosing its donors.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Clarence Thomas has been the lone justice to argue that laws requiring public disclosure of large political contributions are unconstitutional.</span>

A Supreme Court spokesperson later said that Thomas dropped by the private event, but that Scalia did not attend. </div></div>

This all part of a RW strategy.

' If we can't change the law ,change the judges.'

Q link (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-thomas-disclosure-20110122,0,2413407.story)

Qtec
01-23-2011, 04:30 AM
What's that Q? This can't be right.

Surely Judges, especially SC Judges should maintain of semblance of impartiality!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'> Justice Scalia set to address Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill</span>

The Tea Party Caucus, an informal congressional body, had invited the 74-year-old to talk informally with legislators, the first in what leaders are billing as regular <span style='font-size: 17pt'>"conservative constitutional seminars."</span>

The event was designed as a "teaching event" only for members of Congress, and no cameras or reporters would be allowed to cover it. Scalia's scheduled one-hour topic will be "separation of powers." </div></div>

Impeach the M-FKR, that's what I say.

Is a company a person? Should it have the same rights as a living, breathing person?

Where is the birth certificate????????????????????


Q

pooltchr
01-23-2011, 06:50 AM
A group of legislators asks a SC judge to come and talk to them about the constitution?

Shocking!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve

LWW
01-23-2011, 07:10 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What's that Q? This can't be right.

Surely Judges, especially SC Judges should maintain of semblance of impartiality!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'> Justice Scalia set to address Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill</span>

The Tea Party Caucus, an informal congressional body, had invited the 74-year-old to talk informally with legislators, the first in what leaders are billing as regular <span style='font-size: 17pt'>"conservative constitutional seminars."</span>

The event was designed as a "teaching event" only for members of Congress, and no cameras or reporters would be allowed to cover it. Scalia's scheduled one-hour topic will be "separation of powers." </div></div>

Impeach the M-FKR, that's what I say.

Q </div></div>

For what?

LWW

LWW
01-23-2011, 07:14 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What's that Q? This can't be right.

Surely Judges, especially SC Judges should maintain of semblance of impartiality!

Q </div></div>

And he should pay whatever penalty the law requires.

Now, where was your outrage over Charlie Rangel ... or Billy Jeff Clinton who refused to release his tax records until the day after the statute of limitations expired?

LWW

Sev
01-23-2011, 10:44 AM
OH thats different. They got that big D.

LWW
01-23-2011, 01:30 PM
And to the cabal ... that's all that matters.

LWW

Sev
01-23-2011, 03:21 PM
Indeed. We have witnessed it many times.

Gayle in MD
01-24-2011, 04:23 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What's that Q? This can't be right.

Surely Judges, especially SC Judges should maintain of semblance of impartiality!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style='font-size: 14pt'> Justice Scalia set to address Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill</span>

The Tea Party Caucus, an informal congressional body, had invited the 74-year-old to talk informally with legislators, the first in what leaders are billing as regular <span style='font-size: 17pt'>"conservative constitutional seminars."</span>

The event was designed as a "teaching event" only for members of Congress, and no cameras or reporters would be allowed to cover it. Scalia's scheduled one-hour topic will be "separation of powers." </div></div>

Impeach the M-FKR, that's what I say.

Is a company a person? Should it have the same rights as a living, breathing person?

Where is the birth certificate????????????????????


Q </div></div>

Tap Tap Tap!
If not for Scalia, we'd never have suffered through eight years of Bush destroying this country.

I hope he keeps feeding that gut of his...

Scalia is repulsive.

Clarence and O'Reilly, have a lot in common. Both of them sexually harrassed women, but that's fine with the right, as long as it's a "Christian" Republlican.....

We've seen their slanted scrutiny, over and over.

Eight years of no outrage, while Bush destroyed the economy. and our troops, were having to put up with Republicans voting against their needs, and the Bush cabal, failing to provide decent equipment.

Pigs.

pooltchr
01-24-2011, 05:49 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
Clarence and O'Reilly, have a lot in common. Both of them sexually harrassed women, but that's fine with the right, as long as it's a "Christian" Republlican.....


Pigs. </div></div>

But Willie Jeff was just a heck of a great guy!

Yea......Right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve

Sev
01-24-2011, 05:49 PM
So now the left wishes to curtail a justices constitutional rights??

Tst Tsk.

LWW
01-25-2011, 03:02 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So now the left wishes to curtail a justices constitutional rights??

Tst Tsk. </div></div>

No, not just judge's ... everyone's.

LWW

Sev
01-25-2011, 09:17 AM
Indeed. Except for themselves of course, we are all being targeted.