Group Sees Possible Conflicts by Scalia, Thomas

Common Cause is asking the Justice Department to investigate whether Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas should have disqualified themselves from participating in the landmark Citizens United case. Common Cause asked the Justice Department Wednesday to investigate whether the  justices had conflicts of interest that warranted their disqualification, and if it concludes a […]

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Alito: Role at Conservative Fundraiser 'Not Important'

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito was among attendees toasting the keynote speaker at an annual fundraising event held by the conservative American Spectator magazine, according to a liberal blog account. The Think Progress blog said the event featured such prominent Republicans as Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele. Justice Alito was approached as he entered […]

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Justices' (and Spousal) Ethics, Decorum Eyed

Published reports that two Supreme Court justices attended seminars sponsored by Koch Industries, a manufacturing conglomerate that bankrolls conservative causes, have stirred up questions about judicial ethics, according to a Huffington Post article. An article in the liberal Think Progress blog reported extensively on an internal memo about a Koch gathering in June, attended by […]

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