On Thursday, the Court will release its decision on the Affordable Care Act, and I have no doubt which way Justices Scalia, Alito and Thomas will vote. I totally disagree with their partisan bias, but I am more concerned that Clarence Thomas is voting at all. On the SB 1070 issue, Justice Kagan had the good grace to recuse herself from the case because she had worked on it as President Obama's Solicitor General. However, Justice Thomas has an even more serious conflict of interest . . . his wife has earned more than $150,000 from a lobbying group opposing A.C.A. In response to demands that Thomas recuse himself, conservatives have demanded that Justice Kagan recuse herself because she was appointed by President Obama. The circumstances of the two Justices are hardly comparable. Clarence Thomas' family profited handsomely from opposing the health care law. He should not be allowed to sit in judgment of its constitutionality And yet once again, a conservative Supreme Court Justice puts himself above ethics and propriety, because having a lifetime appointment, he can get away with it.
The conservatives on the Court are out of control. They seem to think they are above the law. In doing so, they are destroying the confidence of Americans in one of our