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I agree with all of the above. They are human, and therefore they can be bought/coerced.

They must be held accountable by law, not by agreement.

Now -- just to demonstrate your awareness of this problem, please do one of the crooked lib judges next, OK?

We Don’t Need an Ethics Code to Know That Justice Thomas Must Resign​

Laws and rules and ethics codes are for wrongdoers. People don’t need to be told that murder is wrong, that they should not take kickbacks, pay bribes, steal from one another.

Of course, we live in a highly regulated society today, and it is necessary that people obey laws that they might not know of or realize make certain conduct illegal. But even still. There are a host or laws detailing what companies can and cannot discharge into lakes and rivers — but surely they know that pouring dangerous chemicals into our water supply is wrong, regardless many how many lawyers they hire to justify their actions or how many campaign contributions they make to block more stringent regulations.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is adopting its first code of ethics, in the face of sustained criticism over undisclosed trips and gifts from wealthy benefactors to some justices.

The policy was issued by the court Monday. The justices, who have hinted at internal deliberations over an ethics code, last met Thursday in their private conference room at the court.

The justices said in an unsigned statement that they have long adhered to ethics standards.

Yeah: "We promise to be good. Trust us, we are not human, we are Supreme Court Justices. Our promise is all you need, and it is all you are fukking gonna get, you slime-ball pissants! Now bugger off."

We Don’t Talk About Leonard: The Man Behind the Right’s Supreme Court Supermajority​

THE PARTY GUESTS who arrived on the evening of June 23, 2022, at the Tudor-style mansion on the coast of Maine were a special group in a special place enjoying a special time. The attendees included some two dozen federal and state judges — a gathering that required U.S. marshals with earpieces to stand watch while a Coast Guard boat idled in a nearby cove.

Caterers served guests Pol Roger reserve, Winston Churchill’s favorite Champagne, a fitting choice for a group of conservative legal luminaries who had much to celebrate. The Supreme Court’s most recent term had delivered a series of huge victories with the possibility of a crowning one still to come. The decadeslong campaign to overturn Roe v. Wade, which a leaked draft opinion had said was “egregiously wrong from the start,” could come to fruition within days, if not hours.

Over dinner courses paired with wines chosen by the former food and beverage director of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., the 70 or so attendees jockeyed for a word with the man who had done as much as anyone to make this moment possible: their host, Leonard Leo.


More about Leonard here:

The Court Whisperer​

Nov 17, 2023


Few have done more to build the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority and bring about the Dobbs decision than Leonard Leo. If that were all he accomplished, it would be extraordinary. But Leo is an even more influential figure in the conservative takeover of the judiciary than has been previously understood.
We discuss Leo’s path to power, how he wields his influence and his ambitions beyond the court.
The guidelines make good sense and no one seems to object to the substance. But critics had objections nonetheless, quickly pointing out that there was no way of enforcing the code. Instead, the justices are expected to comply or presumably face the private wrath of Chief Justice John Roberts. This led some to insist, once again, that Congress must step in and pass its own standards and impose some form of accountability on the Court.

More (long):

WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Senate Democrats are expected on Thursday to vote on authorizing subpoenas to a pair of influential conservatives with ties to the U.S. Supreme Court as part of an ethics inquiry spurred by reports of undisclosed largesse directed to some conservative justices.

The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing to consider subpoenas for billionaire Republican donor Harlan Crow, a benefactor of conservative Justice Clarence Thomas, and conservative legal activist Leonard Leo, who was instrumental in compiling Republican former President Donald Trump's list of potential Supreme Court nominees.


Senate Judiciary Committee authorizes subpoenas of Harlan Crow and Leonard Leo in Supreme Court ethics probe​

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to approve subpoenas for conservative activist Leonard Leo and GOP megadonor Harlan Crow in its Supreme Court ethics probe.

The subpoenas were approved by 11 Democratic senators, while no Republican senators voted. GOP members walked out of the committee room during the vote once it was clear that Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., wouldn't allow votes on any GOP amendments.

Afterward, Republicans argued that the subpoenas are invalid because of a procedural matter that meant the meeting should have ended at noon, but it ended two minutes after. GOP senators also said that because they walked out of the vote, no quorum was present for the committee to conduct business.


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A “Delicate Matter”: Clarence Thomas’ Private Complaints About Money Sparked Fears He Would Resign​

Dec. 18, 6 a.m. EST

In early January 2000, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was at a five-star beach resort in Sea Island, Georgia, hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.

After almost a decade on the court, Thomas had grown frustrated with his financial situation, according to friends. He had recently started raising his young grandnephew, and Thomas’ wife was soliciting advice on how to handle the new expenses. The month before, the justice had borrowed $267,000 from a friend to buy a high-end RV.

At the resort, Thomas gave a speech at an off-the-record conservative conference. He found himself seated next to a Republican member of Congress on the flight home. The two men talked, and the lawmaker left the conversation worried that Thomas might resign.

Congress should give Supreme Court justices a pay raise, Thomas told him. If lawmakers didn’t act, “one or more justices will leave soon” — maybe in the next year.

Read the rest here:

Maybe don't spent $267K on an RV if you can't afford it. This YOLO and no consequences generation can be really dumb.

Experts say Clarence Thomas being 'sponsored by billionaires' is 'bribery'​

Legal experts are stunned once again after the latest ProPublica bombshell investigation into U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. That deep-dive into the Justice’s financial history includes the written remarks of a U.S. Congressman and the head of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, focusing on the Thomas’ secret complaint about his salary and his thinly-veiled request – or, “threat” – to that lawmaker for a pay raise. Shortly after his remarks about his salary, Thomas was showered, for years, with big ticket vacations and other major financial benefits from billionaire conservatives who happen to also want a like-minded jurist on the nation’s highest court.

“I intend to look into a bill to raise the salaries of members of The Supreme Court,” a January, 2000 letter from former U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) to Justice Thomas reads. “As we agreed, it is worth a lot to Americans to have the constitution properly interpreted. We must have the proper incentives here, too.”




Dec 19, 2023

MeidasTouch host Ben Meiselas discusses the bombshell ProPublica Report on the letter and memo from 2000 that just surfaced and show Justice Clarence Thomas asking for a pay raise from Republicans on Congress and the plan to keep him financially comfortable through gifts by Republican billionaires.

Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Conflicted Clarence Thomas has 'no business' hearing Trump's Colorado appeal: ex-judge​

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is too conflicted to hear any appeal of the decision blocking former President Donald Trump from the ballot in Colorado, former California Superior Court Judge LaDoris Cordell said on MSNBC Tuesday.

Trump was disqualified by the Colorado Supreme Court under the Insurrection Clause of the 14th Amendment, for his role in the January 6 attack. Clarence Thomas' wife, Ginni, has been implicated in many of the efforts to overturn the election that preceded that attack.


When one party can use "legal" means to prevent an opposition candidate from running for office...

That is a very dangerous precedent. Especially when the "legal" ruling discounts proofs to the contrary against Trump. He specifically called for peaceful assembly and specifically requested no violence. (Quotes and critically-important times of the quotes available to anyone. Except, apparently, the Soros CO Supremes.) And anyone who supports this NKVD trick is simply blind. J'accuse!

To the democrat/Soros/cabal, "preserving democracy means destroying democracy" and going to the outrageous length of denying American citizens the right to vote for who they choose in order to retain their political power is nothing short of Stalinism.
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1) Trump was never convicted of “insurrection”
2) No one involved in Jan. 6 was convicted of “insurrection”
3) Trump was never charged with “insurrection”
4) No one involved in Jan. 6 was charged with “insurrection”
5) Trump was acquitted on the 2nd impeachment on charges that related to the events of Jan. 6
6) The 14th Amendment Sec. 3 does not apply to the President.

That is all anyone needs to understand.

All who repeatedly await the next PRAVDA release in the MSM and breathlessly pass it on will either:

1. Not acknowledge the above, and just elide from it

2. Not be able to comprehend the above

3. Not care at all because they know what they are pushing is a lie, but it fits their agenda

#3 is most likely the majority mindset of those who still push the Cabal agenda.

John Roberts Once Again Uses Judiciary's Annual Report To Express His Utmost Contempt For The Public​

January 2, 2024 at 12:46 PM

For Chief Justice Roberts, the Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary is no longer a serious assessment of the state of the federal courts as much as it’s a taxpayer-funded blog post for him to express his disdain for the American people.

You might suspect that the design of an annual report of the federal judiciary would involve providing the American people with some sense that the Chief Justice of the United States grasps the issues facing the courts and, ideally, has some sort of plan for addressing them. After all, that’s the whole point of any annual report: to provide stakeholders with a sense of the successes and challenges facing an entity. It’s why a corporate 10-K can’t just decline to mention that the CEO is now wanted by Interpol.



Lawfare. The new Dem Party Logo.
It's the only reason they are suddenly so concerned about the Court. If lib/progressives were still a majority, they wouldn't give a fuck about anything they did. In fact, they'd actively cover for them.

'Make it make sense': Clarence Thomas targeted amid demands for Fani Willis' recusal​

Calls for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis to recuse herself from the Georgia election racketeering case against Donald Trump spurred one name to trend on X Friday: Clarence Thomas.

The Supreme Court Justice — beleaguered by reports that he accepted luxury gifts from political operatives and that his wife Ginni threw her support behind Trump's "Stop the Steal" campaign — took center stage as X users questioned his ability to rule on cases involving the former president.

"Clarence Thomas took decades of bribes from a billionaire," wrote Democrat political strategist Lindy Li. "And you guys want Fani Willis WHO DID NOTHING WRONG to recuse?!"

Li was not alone in calling out Thomas after a ruling from Judge Scott McAfee on Friday said Willis can remain on the case if special prosecutor Nathan Wade steps aside. That spurred some legal experts to suggest she recuse herself "for the good of the case."

This suggestion — and the accusations Trump's co-defendants levied against Willis and Wade over an admitted personal relationship — spurred outrage on social media.



US Supreme Court justices, judges face new rules for disclosing free trips​

March 18 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices and federal judges can no longer avoid disclosing the value of travel-related gifts they receive by classifying such free trips as "reimbursements" on their financial disclosure forms under new regulations now in effect.

The regulations, announced by the federal judiciary late on Friday, follow revelations that conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas had not disclosed luxury trips paid for by a wealthy benefactor.

Following media reports on those trips, Thomas in August filed a delayed 2022 financial disclosure report listing private jet trips provided by Texas businessman Harlan Crow to or from Dallas for conferences in February and May of that year and to a property in upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains last July.

Thomas listed the flight to the Adirondacks by private plane as well as related lodging, food and entertainment as "reimbursements" and not as a "gift" from Crow whose value would need to be disclosed.



Supreme Court Puppetmaster Explains How Billionaires Can Push America Right​

Conservative activist and Supreme Court puppetmaster Leonard Leo recently outlined his pitch for billionaires on how they can help move the United States government and society to the right.

"It's really important that we flood the zone with cases that challenge misuse of the Constitution by the administrative state and by Congress," Leo said in a new podcast interview, calling on the ultra-wealthy to support these litigation efforts.

"We have a great Overton window in the next couple of decades to really try to create a free society," Leo said of the Supreme Court. "And I think we should take full advantage of it."

The co-chair of the Federalist Society, the conservative lawyers network, Leo is best known as the man who helped build the Supreme Court's conservative 6-3 supermajority, in his role as President Donald Trump's judicial adviser. Leo's dark money network, which received a historic $1.6 billion infusion in 2021, additionally helps bring cases before the high court, influence which cases the justices consider, and shape the court's decisions. As Rolling Stone reported last month, Leo has been working to expand his network in recent months.


Rolling Stone

Senate Dems Finally Subpoena Supreme Court Puppetmaster​

Conservative activist Leonard Leo was hit with a subpoena from Senate Democrats on Thursday as part of a probe into Supreme Court ethics and whether individuals or groups used luxury gifts to access justices.

The subpoena from the Senate Judiciary Committee arrives months after it was authorized, CNN reported. "Mr. Leo has played a central role in the ethics crisis plaguing the Supreme Court and, unlike the other recipients of information requests in this matter, he has done nothing but stonewall the committee," Durbin said in a statement to the outlet. "This subpoena is a direct result of Mr. Leo's own actions and choices."

Leo, who sits as board co-chairman of the influential Federalist Society, told CNN that he would not comply with the subpoena, calling it "unlawful" and the "left's dark money effort to silence and cancel political opposition."


Rolling Stone

Senate Dems Finally Subpoena Supreme Court Puppetmaster​

Conservative activist Leonard Leo was hit with a subpoena from Senate Democrats on Thursday as part of a probe into Supreme Court ethics and whether individuals or groups used luxury gifts to access justices.

The subpoena from the Senate Judiciary Committee arrives months after it was authorized, CNN reported. "Mr. Leo has played a central role in the ethics crisis plaguing the Supreme Court and, unlike the other recipients of information requests in this matter, he has done nothing but stonewall the committee," Durbin said in a statement to the outlet. "This subpoena is a direct result of Mr. Leo's own actions and choices."

Leo, who sits as board co-chairman of the influential Federalist Society, told CNN that he would not comply with the subpoena, calling it "unlawful" and the "left's dark money effort to silence and cancel political opposition."


I smell a conspiracy panic afoot.

ALWAYS...we have to move LEFT! Genital mutilation of children, post-birth "abortion," "Assisted" suicide (and pressure from our betters in goobermint)...and banning of any sort of energy or fuel source...this isn't enough.

Government compulsion to take a slow-acting poison, not enough.

Nope...time to discredit anyone, anywhere, who would DARE to say, STOP!

Calmes: The Supreme Court's conservatives onstage, unplugged, unrepentant​

It’s that time of year when the life-tenured denizens of America’s imperial court, otherwise known as the Supreme Court, come down from their bench to mix with the masses.

Just kidding. The justices limit their appearances to friendly audiences, to elite folks too well-mannered to ask them about matters like gifts from billionaires with business before the court or misleading confirmation testimony to the Senate.

With oral arguments for this term’s cases ended in late April, the justices are now writing the decisions that will trickle out through June, including on whether to withhold gun rights from domestic abusers; limit access to mifepristone, the pill used for two-thirds of abortions; gut federal agencies’ regulatory power; and immunize Donald Trump from criminal prosecution. Amid their opinion-writing, they accept a few invitations to speak, cracking a window into their thinking as well as their gripes.

Four of the court’s six-member conservative supermajority were on the stump in recent days. Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett M. Kavanaugh spoke to groups of lawyers and judges in the congenial South. Samuel A. Alito Jr., one of the court’s six Catholics, was commencement speaker at “passionately Catholic” Franciscan University of Steubenville, in Ohio. And Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. gave a purposely anodyne address to a Washington-based judicial group.



Stephen King's Justice Samuel Alito Remark Takes Internet By Storm​

Writer Stephen King has "no words" after learning an upside-down U.S. flag was flying outside the home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, following the violent aftermath of the 2020 election.

The distress signal—used at the time by some supporters of former President Donald Trump to contest the election results—was spotted on Alito's lawn in Alexandria, Virginia, on January 17, 2021, The New York Times reported Thursday. In an email to the newspaper, Alito denied any involvement in flying the flag upside-down, claiming his wife, Martha-Ann, was solely responsible, the Times stated.


Knights-Errant: The Roberts Court and Erroneous Fact-Finding (PDF) Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Ohio State Law Journal. “These cases, the false fact-finding undergirding them, the persistence of the erroneous facts, and the policy consequences of the uncorrected errors, together create a new predicament requiring attention by academia, lower courts, and the other branches. This Article proposes theories and actions that would defend our government against a Court eager to aggrandize judicial power to political ends.”

Impeach Samuel Alito! Impeach Clarence Thomas!​

Corrupt insurrectionists have no place on the Supreme Court.

In the wake of the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, and the failed attempt to overturn the presidential election results, hard-core supporters of an insurrection on behalf of Donald Trump started flying the American flag upside-down. The inverted Old Glory was flown not just by the goons who fought with Capitol police but also, shockingly, over the household of a Supreme Court justice. On Thursday, The New York Times reported, “One of the homes flying an inverted flag during that time was the residence of Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., in Alexandria, Va., according to photographs and interviews with neighbors. The upside-down flag was aloft on Jan. 17, 2021, the images showed.” The timing of the topsy-turvy banner is noteworthy: It came a little over a week after the coup attempt was crushed—but before Joe Biden was inaugurated, a tense period when Washington, D.C., had a heavy military presence, as the possibility of further violence hung in the air. According to the Times, the insurrectionist flag flew for “several days” during this anxious and fluid period.


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