May 24, 2022

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas facing campaign from leftist to recuse himself from certain cases

It’s hard to know if pro-lifers are winning the war against abortion. However, the behavior of the pro-abortion crowd indicates they must be getting close to victory.

The mainstream media is mounting a campaign to urge Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself from certain cases based on his wife’s conservative activism, Breitbart reported. Thomas is one of the six originalists judges on the bench and is seen as a threat to leftism.

His wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, is now considered a liability to Thomas after three decades on the high court. A piece titled “Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court?” recently ran in The New Yorker, with the author suggesting she wielded influence on the court.

“The claim that the Justices’ opinions are politically neutral is becoming increasingly hard to accept, especially from Thomas, whose wife, Virginia (Ginni) Thomas, is a vocal right-wing activist,” staff writer Jane Mayer posited in her Jan. 21 piece. She further argues that the relationship with her judge husband “appears likely to secure victories for her allies in a number of highly polarizing cases—on abortion, affirmative action, and gun rights.”

Despite Ginni Thomas’ strong political views, there is no solid basis for her husband’s recusal because she does not participate in the legal aspects of these issues. That’s not the case for federal judge Nina Pillard who serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Her husband, David Cole, is an attorney and acts as national legal director for the left-leaning American Civil Liberties Union. Pillard has ruled on many issues also tackled by the ACLU, including many items on former President Donald Trump’s agenda.

While Ginni Thomas and her support for the former president are a bone of contention on the left, no such conflict exists for them when it’s the anti-Trump from the likes of Cole. This hypocrisy undermines any such concerns and demonstrates a purely partisan agenda.

Still, it’s undeniable that husbands and wives often share the same values and, therefore, the same political views. This should be no shocker and certainly doesn’t disqualify Thomas from serving on the bench — but the fact that they’re trying this angle indicates they’re scared pro-lifers are winning.

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