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Clarence Thomas’ next step will test SCOTUS’ ethics code — and democracy itself

via Library of Congress on Youtube
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The Supreme Court faces a significant term with cases related to former President Trump’s attempts to retain power.

The new ethics code suggests Justice Clarence Thomas should recuse himself from these cases due to his wife’s involvement in the “Stop the Steal” movement.

The cases include considerations of presidential immunity, obstruction of an official proceeding, and the 14th Amendment. (Trending: Trump Releases Must-See TV Ad Ahead of 2024)

Other potential controversies involve Trump’s former chief of staff and a First Amendment challenge.

Ginni Thomas’ involvement and personal stake in these cases raise concerns about impartiality.

Despite the new ethics code, Thomas has not recused himself, and the decision ultimately rests with him, potentially tarnishing the Court’s reputation.

Justices are obligated to recuse themselves if, “an unbiased and reasonable person who is aware of all relevant circumstances would doubt that the Justice could fairly discharge his or her duties.”

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