Thursday, January 20, 2011

Scalia, Thomas's Role in Citizens United Questioned

Hot off the presses, the group Common Cause issued the following statement on its website:
Common Cause is asking the Justice Department to investigate the apparent involvement of Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas in political strategy sessions hosted by Koch Industries, the nation’s second largest privately held company. Common Cause contends that these activities, if substantiated, constitute a conflict of interests that would require the Court to vacate its judgment in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a landmark ruling that ended restrictions on corporate and union political spending.

Read the full letter that Common Cause sent to the DOJ.
And by the way, did you notice how cries of judicial activism from the Right were conspicuously absent in Citizens United?

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