Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Public trust

Clarence Thomas evaded filing requirements about his family's income sources.  The filings provide transparency in government to us citizens.  Abe Fortas had outside income too - but prior to the disclosure law, enacted in 1978 - and he was hounded from the Supreme Court even though he recused himself from related cases. 

Who hounded him?  Conservatives who didn't like his liberalism on the Bill of Rights and indigent defendants.

I don't hear them now.

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