We can now see what the new tactic is when they fail to gain the desired legislation from the bench that they are used to getting, call upon a liberal Justice Department to “investigate” Supreme Court Justices they target for failing to recuse themselves from proceedings in order to have that decision vacated and gain their favorable ruling.
Our constitution is little more than toilet paper to these people on the left.
At issue here is the well-known liberal group, Common Cause, heavily funded by liberal Billionaire George Soros group Open Society Institute and the Tides Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation doesn’t like that they lost the case last year that stripped some elements of McCain-Feingold, allowing corporations to become more involved in political campaigns.
Common Cause is now “asking the Department of Justice to investigate Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia in relation to the Citizens United Supreme Court case, arguing that their decision in the case raised ‘serious questions about the impartiality of’ both justices.”
Liberal Group: Investigate Scalia and Thomas Over Citizens United Conflicts of Interest
According to Common Cause President and CEO Bob Edgar, “It appears both justices have participated in political strategy sessions, perhaps while the case was pending, with corporate leaders whose political aims were advanced by the decision,” as contends that the justices should have recused themselves from the case and adding that the decision should be vacated.
Joining in, the very left-leaning LA Times takes the assault against Justice Thomas further opining Clarence Thomas failed to report wife’s income, watchdog says.
Disregarding that such an article written against Barack Obama in Fox News would be considered “racist” by liberals, Justice Thomas is once again tainted by the left as they cite Stephen Gillers, a professor at NYU School of Law saying, “Federal judges are bound by law to disclose the source of spousal income. Thomas’ omission, which could be interpreted as a violation of that law, could lead to some form of penalty.”
Citing Steven Lubet of Northwestern University School of Law, they admit “failure to disclose spousal income is not a crime of any sort, but there is a potential civil penalty for failing to follow the rules.”
A quick search of Common Cause for their outrage or calls for investigation of Barack Obama’s choice for Treasury Secretary, Timothy Geithner, whose own tax reporting troubles were billed by the Seattle Times as just a mistake, came back empty.
Similarly, their token support of ethics allegations against Democrats such as New York Representative Charles Rangel and California congresswoman Maxine Waters is acknowledged as is their silence on the slap on the wrist received by Rangel.
At the heart of this a freedom of speech issue decided last year by a 5 to 4 ruling of the Supreme Court. Common Cause brought that issue before the courts and lost. And now, they launch an effort to derail that decision, once again circumventing our constitution and seeking limitations on the first amendment where corporations are concerned.
Most unsettling to me, is their reliance on the constitution in another first amendment issue where they state,
“Freedom of thought and expression lies at the heart of America. The First Amendment’s guarantees of free speech, press, religion and assembly constitute a national commitment to tolerance of unpopular ideas and those who espouse them.”
“So attempts like those now underway in New York to block a Muslim group from opening a community center and mosque near the former site of the World Trade Center strike at our most fundamental values. The politicians and commentators leading the fight against the center are stoking a mob mentality that could scarcely be more un-American; they seek to make enemies out of their fellow countrymen.”
Given the financial support they acknowledge from such liberals as George Soros, seeing that they thumb their nose at Americans offended that a Muslim Mosque might be built very near the spot where radical Muslim terrorists murdered thousands of our people and seeing that by their own admission they are “treading in new territory” where Supreme Court decisions can be circumvented and sections of our constitution neutralized, perhaps it is Common Cause that should be being investigated by the Justice Department.
But, with Barack Obama and his minions still in control of that segment of our government, I won’t hold my breath.
Clearly the conflict of interest is with Common Cause, who also had nothing to say pertaining to any conflict of interest when openly gay U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips ruled the Military Policy against gays serving openly was “unconstitutional” last September.
Do not be fooled. This is nothing more than another liberal power grab to implement their agenda.