Clarence Thomas and John Roberts

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The Supreme Court is supposed to be a beacon of hope, the last stop in certain legal cases, a tall drink of water to put out legal fires, fairly impartially and justly. Only that is not what is happening. We have many Good Justices. But we also have a few bad apples. Justice Clarence Thomas is one of the bad.

I doubt there is a Palmer Report reader around who does not agree that Clarence Thomas is hiding something. His wife’s actions are bad enough, but Thomas has much to answer for as well.

Thomas was the lone dissenter in efforts to prevent the January 6 committee from obtaining the information it needed. It was only Thomas who dissented — nobody else. Not Gorsuch. Not Barrett. Not even Alito.

And forgive me, but the defense that husbands and wives don’t talk to each other about their work is quite frankly bullshit. Does anybody really believe that these two are quiet with each other about their activities at the end of the day?

Perhaps they sit and somberly watch TV or read, studiously avoiding any mere whisper of their professional lives.

Do you think that if their work DOES come up that Clarence or Ginny say in hushed tones — “darling, no. We’re not allowed to talk to each other about this stuff.”

That, my friends, is a crock of shit. We know the truth. So does Thomas AND his Republican activist wife.

The January 6 committee, in my opinion, will likely call on Ginny to testify. But we want more than that. We want assurances this won’t happen again.

So, what say you, Justice Roberts?

John Roberts has it in him to prevent this garbage from ever again rearing its ugly head. He could actually put together some rules — strong and strict rules that might just bring a tiny bit of respectability back to the Court.

Or he could quietly talk to Thomas himself. Roberts is obsessed with how the Court appears to the outside observer. And right now, it appears to be a partisan hack machine.

Roberts could do all of this. Or he could do nothing. He could hope it all goes away on its own. It won’t, and Roberts should know that. And if he wants to save the reputation of his Court — the highest Court — it is time for him to speak out.

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