Analysis

Justice Thomas Unlikely To Recuse Despite Wife's Politics

Law360, New York (February 17, 2017, 7:33 PM EST) -- While the desire expressed by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife to organize pro-President Donald J. Trump activists may raise shouts for the conservative judge's disqualification in the event of a high court review of a Trump executive order, ethics experts said: Don't waste your breath.

Justice Thomas has weathered rounds of previous criticisms of Virginia Thomas' politics and lobbying work, along with attacks on his own impartiality in light of statements he's made out of court supporting causes favored by many conservatives.

Left-leaning judges have also been the target of failed attempts to convince them to step out of...

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