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Justice's wife launches tea-party group


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., on Sept. 10. Associated Press
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., on Sept. 10. Associated Press (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks at Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va.

"As Virginia Thomas tells it in her soft-spoken, Midwestern cadence, the story of her involvement in the "tea party" movement is the tale of an average citizen in action.

"I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Neb., who just may have the chance to preserve liberty along with you and other people like you," she said at a recent panel discussion with tea party leaders in Washington. Thomas went on to count herself among those energized into action by President Obama's "hard-left agenda."

But Thomas is no ordinary activist.

She is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and she has launched a tea-party-linked group that could test the traditional notions of political impartiality for the court.
volvement in the "tea party" movement is the tale of an average citizen in action." Full Story

Do you think the political activities or beliefs of SCOTUS spouses has any bearing on the impartiality of the court?




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