Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Justice Thomas Too Close to the Koch Brothers? - Rachel Maddow Show

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Conflict of Interest Questions Continue to Swirl Around Justice Clarence Thomas
Common Cause submitted a letter to the Department of Justice on January 19th raising questions about whether Justices Clarence Thomas or Antonin Scalia had attended closed-door strategy and fundraising sessions sponsored by Koch Industries.

The Supreme Court responded that Justice Thomas' involvement was limited to "a brief drop by." But that answer, coupled with a Common Cause review of financial disclosure statements, raises more questions than it answers.

Read more in the New York Times.

Press release: Feb. 14 letter to the Supreme Court clerk