Wife of Supreme Court Justice Thomas Starts Conservative Lobbying Group

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Virginia Thomas

Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has drawn criticism from liberals and some legal experts for launching Liberty Central Inc., a conservative activist organization linked to the Tea Party movement.

 
The non-profit group plans to rank members of Congress on their performance and be involved in the November election, although Virginia Thomas has not specified how. Liberty Central also will accept campaign contributions from corporations, which are now able to donate more than ever thanks to a recent ruling by the high court that her husband sided with.
 
“I adore all the new citizen patriots who are rising up across this country,” Thomas reportedly said at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “I have felt called to the front lines with you, with my fellow citizens, to preserve what made America great.”
 
Virginia Thomas has long been active in conservative politics, lobbying against comparable-worth legislation and the Family Leave Act, and working for former Republican Congressman Dick Armey of Texas and for the Heritage Foundation.
 
Her husband, who consistently sides with the court’s conservative and corporate wing, has publicly said he steers clear of partisanship activity, including going so far as to avoid the State of the Union address because he feels even that is too partisan.
-Noel Brinkerhoff
 
Justice's Wife Launches 'Tea Party' Group (by Kathleen Hennessey, Los Angeles Times)
Wife of Justice Thomas Starts Group for “Citizen Activists” (by Robert Barnes and Dan Eggen, Washington Post)
How to Bribe a Supreme Court Justice (by Michael Kieschnick, Huffington Post)
The Nominee's Soul Mate (by Laura Blumenfeld, Washington Post)

Comments

Karen 9 years ago
You really should check your facts before making these kind of sweeping accusations - Liberty Central, Mrs. Thomas's organization, is a 501(c)(3), which means they CANNOT lobby Congress or support/oppose a candidate, political party or policy. They fall under the umbrella of "educational" non-profits.
ed thomas 9 years ago
MrsThomas, I just finished Justice Thomas, book and as a southern redneck I truly enjoyed his book. He came to mind that he could do a lot to help me in a program that would help Black People. Probably more than anything being done now. The idea has been with me for a long time.Because I need to keep the idea private, would it be possible to talk to him in private. I know it would be almost impossible, if not please see if I can talk to him via E-mail. Thanks, Ed Thomas cell 751-7702

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