Submitted By Lawrence Rafferty, (rafflaw), Guest Blogger
I will be honest. I am not a big fan of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and as of late, I have had the same less than positive feelings about his wife, Virginia Thomas. According to a recent Think Progress article, Justice Thomas’ vote on the Citizens United case has allowed his wife’s “consultant” company to profit by educating its customers on the best political causes to invest, I mean, donate to .
“Ginni Thomas’ new career advising clients on how to donate money to political causes is striking in light of the fact that this career path was much more difficult to break into just one year ago. In Citizens United v. FEC, Ginni’s husband Clarence cast the key fifth vote enabling corporations to spend unlimited money influencing U.S. elections. As a result of this vote, outside groups spent nearly $300 million influencing the 2010 elections — much of which would have been illegal before Justice Thomas greenlighted this spending. Now, Ginni Thomas appears to have found a way to earn money off her husband’s actions as a justice. Clarence Thomas released countless amounts of corporate spending on U.S. elections, and Ginni Thomas can get rich advising those corporate clients on how to direct that spending.” Wasn’t it nice of Clarence Thomas to assist his wife, directly or indirectly, in her endeavors to aid wealthy investors in hiding their campaign donations?
I am sure that it is just a coincidence that Virginia Thomas made this career choice shortly before the Citizens United case. This is the same spouse who contacted Professor Anita Hill recently in an attempt to convince Ms. Hill to “finally” tell the truth about Virginia’s husband’s alleged actions prior to his nomination to the Supreme Court. I thought when I read that story that this lady is off her rocker. Now that I understand that she actually may have been protecting her meal ticket, it makes a lot more sense! What do you think?
Source: Think Progress
Submitted by Lawrence Rafferty, (rafflaw), Guest Blogger