Reformers, Senior Lawmaker Charge Justice Thomas and Federal Appellate Judge Diane Sykes With Violating Judicial Ethics
WASHINGTON D.C., Nov. 13: A senior Member of Congress and reform advocates are charging Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and federal appeals court Judge Diane Sykes with violating judicial ethics by agreeing to headline the Federalist Society’s annual fundraising dinner tomorrow evening in Washington, DC.
Common Cause, Alliance for Justice, and U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, sent a letter of complaint about Justice Thomas’ conduct to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. They have also filed a formal ethics complaint with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals against Judge Sykes, who will be “interviewing” Thomas as the main feature at tomorrow evening’s black-tie fundraiser.
h/t to Lizard Amory Blaine for pointing out that Judge Diane Sykes was married to the RW radio troll Charlie Sykes.
Full text of Rep. Slaughter’s press release: Congresswoman Louise Slaughter : Press Releases : Reformers, Senior Lawmaker Charge Justice Thomas and Federal Appellate Judge Diane Sykes With Violating Judicial Ethics