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  • Ashley Baker

Should Justice Thomas Recuse from January 6th Cases?

Since Clarence Thomas’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 1991, his critics have periodically alleged that his wife Ginni Thomas’s work for conservative political causes creates a conflict of interest. Those attacks have intensified in the wake of news that Ginni Thomas encouraged the White House to challenge the 2020 presidential election results in a series of texts to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows shortly after the election. Our panel of Supreme Court experts examine the calls for Justice Thomas to recuse himself from cases involving the election or the events of January 6. In addition to looking at both sides of the latest controversy, we look at the law, history, and politics behind it, as well as its implications for the rules of judicial ethics.


John Malcolm

Vice President of the Heritage Foundation's Institute for Constitutional Government

Dan McLaughlin

Senior Writer at National Review Online

Clark Neily

Senior Vice President for Legal Studies at the Cato Institute

Curt Levey (moderator)

President of the Committee for Justice


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