GMOM – Link to video of Supreme Court Forum
May 10, 2023
See the video of our Supreme Court Forum of May 3
The Forum was a great success, and afterwards the presenters were quite enthusiastic about their discussion and the dialogue with the well-informed audience. You can view the entire forum on YouTube at this link.
Thomas scandal deepens
One of Leonard Leo’s dark money groups passed $80,000 to Ginni Thomas according to the Washington Post for her work to overturn section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. A principal with the group emphasized that the paperwork should have “No mention of Ginni, of course.” Clarence Thomas neither declared his spouse’s source of income nor recused himself from the 2013 case, Shelby County v. Holder, in which he sided with the majority in favor of Ginni’s position. This seems to me to be the gravest incident yet reported involving possible fraud in the transfer of money, violation of disclosure law, and failure to recuse with clear conflict of interest. And, by the way, the removal of pre-clearance by the Department of Justice in states with histories of racial discrimination has led to an avalanche of new restrictive voting laws that are enacted to tilt elections toward candidates who appeal to whiter and more affluent parts of the electorate.
The For the People — Maryland coalition sent a letter to Sen. Van Hollen urging him to use the appropriations process to pressure the Supreme Court to adopt an enforceable ethics code. You can read the text of the letter here.
I will let you know when the next meeting of GMOM and For the People – Maryland will be scheduled.
GMOM and For the People — Maryland teleconference
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