Clarence Thomas Dumps Financial Records Just Before Long Weekend
Clarence Thomas was called out on Twitter Friday afternoon for releasing financial-disclosure documents at the last minute. Right before Memorial Day weekend.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) was awaiting Justice Thomas' disclosures at 4:30 p.m. He tweets: "Pretty crazy that the Scotus does a pre-memorial day friday dumping of its financial forms."
The forms disclosed information about Thomas' role on the board of the Horatio Alger Association and that he made $10,000 for a speech at the University of Minnesota. But it was his wife's role with Liberty Central and Liberty Consulting that was driving Weiner's all-day tweetathon. Because of a potential conflict of interest, Weiner thinks that Thomas should recuse himself from all rulings on the health care reform law.
"We knew that Justice Thomas's family had a financial stake in opposing health care reform. Now we know even more," Weiner said. "It's pretty clear the Justice has one option here: recusal."
Read more of this story at the Huffington Post.
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