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ThinkProgress interviews Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT): "The lead sponsor of a bill which would strip Supreme Court justices of their immunity from a code of ethical conduct that applies to other federal judges - suggests that an investigation may be necessary to determine whether Justice Clarence Thomas' many ethics scandals rise to the level where Thomas is no longer fit to serve on the nation's highest Court."

Rep. Chris Murphy has called for an investigation into the ethical conduct of Justice Clarence Thomas. (photo: AP)
Rep. Chris Murphy has called for an investigation into the ethical conduct of Justice Clarence Thomas. (photo: AP)

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+43 # Barbara K 2011-06-25 10:18
This guy brings disgrace to the Supreme and is not worthy of the robe he wears. His ethics are non-existent and he violates his position. It is time to cut the strings and get rid of him. He is disgusting and should never have been put into such an honorable position in the first place. He has no honor.
 
 
+24 # cabotool 2011-06-25 10:45
Hear, hear.

Rah rah rah, time to go.

We don;t need him, no mo.
 
 
+36 # DesignCreature 2011-06-25 10:51
Wasn't Anthony Weiner doing or getting ready to do an investigation into CT shinanigans? And look what happened to him. Let's see what happens to Mr. Murphy.
 
 
+8 # Ralph Averill 2011-06-25 17:46
Weiner made it easy for them. Not so, Mr. Murphy. He is my Congressman, I worked the phones for his election and re-election, I have contributed to his Senate campaign. I have met and spoke with him on several occasions. He is probably one of the most politically savvy young liberal politicians in the country. In all likelyhood he will take Schmuck Lieberman's Senate seat in 2012. He is a major threat to the Republican agenda. If they could have wrecked him, they would have by now.
Chris Murphy is an example of why the 2012 Congressional election is so important!
Put the Dems back in the majority in 2012!
 
 
+1 # boudreaux 2011-06-27 11:45
Mr Murphy has the balls to at least stand up to this. I commend him for this.
 
 
+38 # Margolicious 2011-06-25 12:38
Thomas should be impeached and put in jail for income tax invasion. If ordinary people failed to report an income of over $700,000 the IRS would put a yellow crime scene rope around their property and they would not be allowed in the house to get their underwear. Thomas, Allito, Scalia and Roberts are the guardian angels of corporate interests and a national disgrace. They do not have any respect for the rights of ordinary people. All public servants should be subjected to the same code of ethics.
 
 
+19 # Regina 2011-06-25 13:32
That's precisely why they were appointed and confirmed, by Republican presidents and senators, respectively. I recall my total shock when Thomas squeezed through 52-48, after those fractious hearings. I recall my total disgust when Roberts and Alito squirmed out of answering any questions in their confirmation hearings. "Just calling balls and strikes" -- !!!
 
 
+20 # moby doug 2011-06-25 13:32
Clarence Thomas's ethics violations are outrageous. He's a complete disgrace to the Court and must resign ASAP. If he won't go voluntarily, then impeach him or otherwise force him out. Can you imagine the drumbeat from the rightwing media and GOP zombie-pols if a LIBERAL justice had behaved as Thomas routinely behaves? Thomas's breaches are 100X more grave than Weiner's sextexting.
 
 
+12 # Hors-D-whores 2011-06-25 13:33
Apparently SCOTUS is somewhat immune to being held legally responsible according to some due to a flaw in our Constitution.
But the Constitution does say that justices "shall hold their offices during good behaviour." How is not paying your taxes on at least $700,000 good behavior? I think we need to support Mr. Murphy's efforts and rise up en masse. Unless you've posted lewd pictures on Twitter, they can't get rid of all of us.
 
 
+2 # RCW 2011-06-25 13:58
"Margo" pretty sure that you mean income tax "evasion."
 
 
+14 # universlman 2011-06-25 14:44
Thomas is not moral enough to do the right thing and resign, or bright enough to understand why he should.

He is another perfect right wing choice for the country's top judge.
 
 
+3 # Pickwicky 2011-06-26 11:49
Universlman--an d I wonder how much muscle the right wing has? Some mighty wealthy and powerful right wingers back Thomas--Limbaug h is one. Some of us have watched dumbfounded as Republican Senators and Congressmen have deferred to Limbaugh. According to Limbaugh, he and Thomas are pals--Thomas officiated at his previous wedding, and Limbaugh defends Thomas often and staunchly on his radio show. Imagine, Rush Gaspants influencing Senators, Congressmen, and Supreme Court Justices--let alone many ordinary voters. How did this happen?
 
 
+5 # angelfish 2011-06-25 20:52
The man is an unregenerate Pervert and needs to be IMPEACHED! As Chief Justice, Roberts needs to ACT in getting him to resign or bring him to the Bar to answer for his Crimes! If Roberts sits on his hands on this, he is as bad as Thomas!
 
 
+3 # TrueAmericanPatriot 2011-06-26 00:10
Quoting angelfish:
The man is an unregenerate Pervert and needs to be IMPEACHED! As Chief Justice, Roberts needs to ACT in getting him to resign or bring him to the Bar to answer for his Crimes! If Roberts sits on his hands on this, he is as bad as Thomas!


Well said, Angelfish! He won't resign, based on what I know of him, so LET THE HEARINGS BEGIN!!!!!
 
 
+14 # cblf14 2011-06-25 21:37
Clarence Thomas is a right wing prostitute. He has been bought and paid for by the right wing rich and powerful class. He is a criminal and should be in jail, and all his family assets should be confiscated.
 
 
+5 # TrueAmericanPatriot 2011-06-26 00:11
Quoting cblf14:
Clarence Thomas is a right wing prostitute. He has been bought and paid for by the right wing rich and powerful class. He is a criminal and should be in jail, and all his family assets should be confiscated.


Make him room with Bernie Madoff!
 
 
+3 # soularddave 2011-06-26 09:19
CT is like a train wreck on a bridge. He threatens to make the whole system unusable. Shame on our decision makers who couldn't see through the smoke during the confirmation hearings. Now it's time to un-do the mistake.
 
 
0 # boudreaux 2011-06-27 12:04
He should have never made it to the bench when he was going thru the trials with Anita Hill. I personally thought that he was a liar then and know that he is lying now. And it is a shame that he is on the bench representing the little man and knowing in the back of his mind that they can kiss their ass good-bye.
 
 
+3 # Alma 2011-06-26 11:27
The problem is DEMOCRATS, who rat out their own and whine about Republicans, but rarely light fire to their complaints. If they inflame the Clarence Thomas story and pursue it to fruition, as they did in the Weiner story, then they have my support. Otherwise, I don't want to hear them whine! Weiner impacted no one, but himself and family. Thomas, sitting on the Supreme Court, impact millions, evidenced by the recent "Walmart Class Action Lawsuit." If he were a Democrat, Republicans would have declared him an ACTIVIST JUDGE and ran him out of dodge years ago! Republicans have balls!
 
 
0 # boudreaux 2011-06-27 11:59
Bad as I hate to I have to admit that you are right on this in my opinion.
 
 
+2 # lark3650 2011-06-26 19:20
Just more evidence that our system of government is broken....power less president, broken congress, broken supreme court.....every thing is broken...and the middle class is just plain broke...no money...no jobs!
 

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