Clarence and Ginni Thomas Must Be Investigated by Congress, Watchdog Says

A government watchdog is urging Congress to open investigations into Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni Thomas, for their connections to the attempted coup on January 6, 2021, which was orchestrated by a mob of Trump loyalists and their large set of collaborators within the Republican Party. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) sent a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Monday urging them to investigate Ginni and Clarence Thomas — the former for her involvement in the attack and attempts to overturn the result of the 2020 election and the latter for his…

Calls Grow for Clarence Thomas to Recuse Himself From Trump Mar-a-Lago Docs Case

Many social media users are calling on Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from a case that he accepted on behalf of the Supreme Court from Donald Trump, which seeks to undo an appellate court ruling relating to government documents that the former president improperly removed from the White House. Those calling for Thomas’s recusal cite his consistent allegiance to Trump, as well as the fact that his wife, right-wing activist Ginni Thomas, actively encouraged Trump’s White House staff to illegally overturn his presidential election loss in late 2020. On Tuesday, Trump’s legal team submitted an appeal to the Supreme…

Senators Are Optimistic That Marriage Equality Bill Will Pass This Month

Senate negotiators working on a bill to codify marriage equality protections have expressed optimism that the legislation could be passed by the end of this month. The Respect for Marriage Act passed earlier this summer in the House of Representatives, with just 47 Republicans voting in its favor. The bill faces greater obstacles in the Senate, however, where it needs 60 votes to overcome a filibuster so it can be passed. If the bill does pass in the Senate, President Joe Biden has said that he will sign it into law. Some Republicans have expressed a willingness to support the…

Ginni Thomas Told Wisconsin Lawmakers to Overturn 2020 Presidential Result

Conservative activist Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, who is also the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sent messages to state lawmakers in Wisconsin urging them to overturn the 2020 presidential election results and assign its Electoral College votes to former President Donald Trump, who had lost in the state election. Thomas sent the messages on November 9, the same day she sent similar messages to dozens of Republican lawmakers in another state asking them to do the same thing — to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential win in the state and to give their electors to Trump, against the wishes of…

Conservative Group Led By Man Behind Far Right Supreme Court Got $1.6B Donation

A little known conservative group headed by a leader in Republicans’ years-long campaign to pack the Supreme Court got an astonishing $1.6 billion donation last year, new reporting reveals. This is likely the largest-ever donation from a single donor to a political nonprofit. The New York Times reported on Monday that electronics mogul and billionaire Barre Seid donated 100 percent of his shares in his electronic device manufacturing company, Tripp Lite, to the group in 2021 — just before Tripp Lite was sold to a foreign company for $1.65 billion, tax records show. In all, the donation is worth more…

AOC Calls Out 195 House Republicans Who Voted Against Access to Contraception

After the House passed a bill to protect contraception access across the country with only eight Republican votes on Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) criticized the GOP, saying that the vote is proof of how far right the party has moved. The vast majority of the Republican caucus – 195 members – voted against passing the bill, which would bar states from implementing laws restricting access to contraceptives like IUDs, birth control pills and Plan B, the emergency contraceptive. Ocasio-Cortez wrote after the vote that the bill was “not a ‘gotcha’ bill with a bunch of stuff,” but “was…

Warren: “Today Would Be a Great Day” to Bind Supreme Court to Code of Ethics

As Democrats fumble to enact measures to rein in the far right Supreme Court in response to the justices overturning Roe v. Wade, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is reiterating her call to finally bind Supreme Court justices to a code of ethics. Supreme Court justices are the only federal judges in the country who don’t have a binding code of ethics; while the justices theoretically follow ethics guidelines, they are not required by law to do so. “Today would be a great day to start making Supreme Court justices follow a basic code of ethics,” Warren said on Wednesday. “I’ve…

Petition Calling for Impeachment of Clarence Thomas Nears 500,000 Signatures

A petition calling for the resignation or impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is nearing half a million signatures after he refused to recuse himself from a case that was a clear conflict of interest due to his wife’s right-wing activism. Ginni Thomas, a frequent advocate for far right causes, texted former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows at least 29 times after the 2020 presidential election, urging him to seek means to overturn the results. When a case involving Meadows’s documents and communications while in the White House made its way to the Supreme Court, eight of the…

Supreme Court Upends New York Gun Law, Making It Easier to Publicly Carry Guns

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a New York state law that placed restrictions on residents seeking to obtain a concealed carry permit to carry a gun in public. The law, which has been on the books for more than 100 years, required residents seeking concealed carry permits to provide a reason why they needed to carry a gun while they were in public. The Supreme Court, which ruled 6-3 against the statute along partisan lines, claimed that the restrictions were too burdensome and not in compliance with the Second Amendment. “Because the State of New York issues public-carry…

Does the Future of US Democracy Hang on Talks Between Clarence and Ginni Thomas?

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas — the far right political activist who is married to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — is once again in the news due to reports that the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack has unearthed a string of email correspondence between her and conservative attorney John Eastman, who pushed Mike Pence to refuse to certify the election results that booted Donald Trump out of the White House. Reporters have not yet accessed details about the email thread’s contents, but its existence alone has raised even more red flags about Ginni Thomas’s alleged involvement in Trump’s…

Ukraine war: the dangers following Russia’s attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant

Trouble may arise if the operating reactor is shut down, with risks ranging from a used fuel meltdown to a reactor core explosion.

Ginni Thomas Told Arizona Republican Lawmakers to Overturn 2020 Election Outcome

New emails indicate that Virginia “Ginni” Thomas — a far right conservative activist, Trump loyalist and wife to conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas — was more involved in efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election than previously understood. According to a Washington Post report that was published late last week, the far right activist sent emails to Republican lawmakers in Arizona, urging them to disregard voters’ preferences in the state and to select their own slate of electors for the Electoral College. Her email cited false and baseless claims of election fraud as well as a…

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