April 19, 2022

Episode 46: What Did Justice Thomas Know and When?

In recent weeks, there's been a flurry of revelations about the political activities of Justice Clarence Thomas's spouse, Virginia Thomas, including her text messages to Mark Meadows, then President Trump's chief of staff, that seem to espouse electoral conspiracy theories. On this episode, Jeanne Hruska speaks with Vox Senior Correspondent Ian Millhiser about what we know about Ginni Thomas’s political activities, what they do or don’t say about Justice Thomas's role on the Supreme Court, and about the Court's "just trust us" approach to ethics. They also delve into how this all relates to the Supreme Court's ongoing legitimacy crisis.

Episode Host: Jeanne Hruska, ACS Sr Advisor for Communications and Strategy

Episode Guest: Ian Millhiser, Senior Correspondent at Vox

"Clarence Thomas' Long Fight Against Fair and Democratic Elections," by Ian Millhiser
"SCOTUS Justices Should Not Get the Last Word on Impartiality," by Alan Morrison
"A Code of Conduct for the Supreme Court? Legal Questions and Considerations," by the Congressional Research Service
28 U.S. Code § 455 - Disqualification of justice, judge, or magistrate judge

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