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Please Resign

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The integrity of the nation’s highest court is essential to the fabric of our democracy. On numerous occasions Associate Justice Thomas has demonstrated conduct unbecoming of a Supreme Court justice, raising questions of candor, accountability, and ethics. Instances of impropriety or bias, or the appearance of partiality or prejudice, undermine the legitimacy of the Supreme Court and its ability to rule effectively.

For a good overview of why this petition is necessary, see this article from the New York Times from January 24, 2011: 

 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/us/politics/25thomas.html?_r=1&ref=clarencethomas

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For an enlightening interview from Justice Thomas to get a sense of who he is and what some of his views on life, leadership, and the law are, this is a great video. As you will see, this is in no way an effort to villify a public official. This is, however, an urgent call for accountability for a position that offers little in the way of oversight. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfAZUYCZSLQ&feature=related 

 

In an effort to show that none of us are one-dimensional or mere caricatures, this is a heart-warming piece on the power of generosity and doing what we can to help those in need. 

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/09/university_of_portland_student_5.html

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Here is Liberty Central's 990 Form, which clearly indicates raising over half-a-million dollars during the time in which the Supreme Court was deliberating Citizens United v FEC, a case regulating the scope of campaign activity for 501(c)(4)s. 

http://www.scribd.com/doc/130971562/Liberty-Central-2009-990

 

This is the Koch Industries fundraising event in which Justice Thomas's name was used to further the political goals of others. 

http://images2.americanprogressaction.org/ThinkProgress/secretkochmeeting.pdf

 

Other instances in which access to Justice Thomas was used to further the political goals of others:

From POLITICO: "In a weekly email to the network, Gentry passes along tips on donor prospecting and maintenance and cites best practices. For example, in a February email obtained by POLITICO, he shared advice from a Heritage fundraiser who suggested his group won the loyalty of a million-dollar donor who attended Koch summits by introducing him to big names who spoke at Heritage events, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas."

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77453.html

 

We were featured in a US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT article: http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/07/02/new-financial-forms-show-clarence-thomass-wife-continued-to-lobby-against-healthcare-in-2011

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    Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas


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