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What do you think about the ethics complaint against Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson?

Asked by Strauss (23618points) December 22nd, 2023
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According to this article in The Hill, The Center For Renewing America, a conservative nonprofit, organization, has filed a complaint against Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. The complaint was filed, according to the article, after a letter by some House Democrats suggesting that Justice Clarence Thomas recuse himself from Trump’s immunity case.

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janbb's avatar

Oh – playing “I know I am but what are you?” all day and night really serves the American people well!

Caravanfan's avatar

I can’t think of something I care about less.

seawulf575's avatar

It’s interesting, but not sure it would mean much. If this had come up before her nomination, it might have made a difference. The charges, as I can see them, are addressing incidents that occurred from 2012 to 2020. I’m pretty sure there is some sort of statute of limitations for these things and this would make most of this meaningless. Additionally, it was from a time when she was a district court judge, not a SCOTUS justice.

All of these silly ethics claims on the SCOTUS justices don’t mean much if they aren’t acting unethically. For instance, if Justice Jackson was still benefitting from money her husband earns in medical malpractice cases and one of those cases came to the SCOTUS, she should recuse herself. If she did not, THEN there would be an actual case to be made that she was unethical.

Each of the justices are supposed to fill out forms identifying where they get income from. If it were found that one or more of them were purposely hiding things, knowing that they might hear a case on that, it would be unethical in my book. Unfortunately, the SCOTUS is the group that oversees the SCOTUS. If a justice brings an ethics charge against another justice, then there would be action.

jca2's avatar

This is the first I’ve heard of it.

LostInParadise's avatar

I wonder how any income that was not declared compares to the omissions of Clarence Thomas, and whether Jackson received any gifts from various industries the way that Thomas has. It is a disgrace for him to accept such gifts.

Entropy's avatar

This was inevitable when Democrats started going after conservatives. Both sides never seem to realize that when you escalate the mud-slinging, the other side will escalate too.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

The “Center For Renewing America” is a radical-right Trump-aligned group that includes Trump’s co-conspirators in the Georgia criminal case.

The complaint is designed to clog the discourse with a minor matter (her husband worked as a trial consultant) in order to distract from the corruption of Clarence Thomas, who has been taking huge amounts in cash and gifts from hard-right benefactors.

NPR – Aug 10, 2023 – Thomas accepted more gifts from billionaire benefactors, new ProPublica report says

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Thomas is a toad !

Smashley's avatar

If the perception that court reform is necessary and bipartisan can start to sink in, I’m all for lots of investigations. Daylight is the best disinfectant.

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