Clarence Thomas, and the activism of spouses
12 Oct 2010
Considering that Virginia Thomas has been a political activist for decades, I find the timing of this story very interesting – there’s an election in a month.
The difficulty I see with this situation has less to do with Justice Thomas, than it does with with the lack of transparency in disclosing financial contributions to political organizations.
No one would wonder if Justice Thomas might be in a conflict of interest. As it stands, we are left to hoping his conscience will be a sufficient guide.
There is no reason to suppose it isn’t. Still, some transparency would be nice.