This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on May 1, 2023.
“Put simply, Crow compromising Thomas’ independence is an existential threat to the rule of law,” Rakim Brooks, president of the progressive group Alliance for Justice, wrote in an opinion piece published Monday by the website Democracy Docket. He urged Thomas’ resignation and a full investigation, adding, “In the meantime, Congress must hold not just one hearing but several, including one in which Thomas and several others are called to testify.”
Politico broke a story on April 25 that in 2017, nine days after he was confirmed to the Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch and his fellow co-owners had sold a Colorado property to Brian Duffy, the CEO of Greenberg Traurig, a major law firm that frequently has cases before the court. While Gorsuch disclosed the sale, in which he netted between $250,001 and $500,000, he left blank the box identifying the buyer. Duffy told the outlet, “The fact that he was going to be a Supreme Court justice was absolutely irrelevant to the purchase of that property.”