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Offline Bison66

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Re: Clarence & Ginnie Thomas did not disclose income
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2011, 12:31:14 PM »
Steven Lubet, an expert on judicial ethics at Northwestern University School of Law, said that such an infraction was unlikely to result in a penalty. While unfamiliar with the Thomas complaint, he said that failure to disclose spousal income "is not a crime of any sort, but there is a potential civil penalty" for failing to follow the rules. He added: "I am not aware of a single case of a judge being penalized simply for this."

The Supreme Court is, "the only judicial body in the country that is not governed by a set of judicial ethical rules," Gillers said.

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Lubet might want to try telling that to Rachelle Thomas-Zuill, a former FBI employee in San Francisco, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to a government agency, which is a felony.

Lubet also might want to familiarize himself with 18 U.S. Code 1001, the statute under which Thomas-Zuill was prosecuted. The law makes it a crime to knowingly and willfully make "any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation" in any matter "within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States."
http://open.salon.com/blog/rogershuler/2011/01/24/has_clarence_thomas_committed_a_crime/comment

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Re: Clarence & Ginnie Thomas did not disclose income
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2011, 12:49:42 PM »
So as usual OS did not tell the WHOLE story.  Sort of like NAZI Propaganda, he only gives bits and pieces of an article that will make him look good.

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Re: Clarence & Ginnie Thomas did not disclose income
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2011, 12:50:39 PM »
We know Thomas is not of the judicial branch so he is exempt.

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Re: Clarence & Ginnie Thomas did not disclose income
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2011, 01:29:57 PM »
Steven Lubet, an expert on judicial ethics at Northwestern University School of Law, said that such an infraction was unlikely to result in a penalty. While unfamiliar with the Thomas complaint, he said that failure to disclose spousal income "is not a crime of any sort, but there is a potential civil penalty" for failing to follow the rules. He added: "I am not aware of a single case of a judge being penalized simply for this."

The Supreme Court is, "the only judicial body in the country that is not governed by a set of judicial ethical rules," Gillers said.

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Lubet might want to try telling that to Rachelle Thomas-Zuill, a former FBI employee in San Francisco, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to a government agency, which is a felony.

Lubet also might want to familiarize himself with 18 U.S. Code 1001, the statute under which Thomas-Zuill was prosecuted. The law makes it a crime to knowingly and willfully make "any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation" in any matter "within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States."
http://open.salon.com/blog/rogershuler/2011/01/24/has_clarence_thomas_committed_a_crime/comment

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Nah. Nothing is going to come of this.

ยง 104. Failure to file or filing false reports

(a) The Attorney General may bring a civil action in any appropriate United States district court against any individual who knowingly and willfully falsifies or who knowingly and willfully fails to file or report any information that such individual is required to report pursuant to section 102. The court in which such action is brought may assess against such individual a civil penalty in any amount, not to exceed $10,000.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode05a/usc_sec_05a_00000104----000-.html

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Re: Clarence & Ginnie Thomas did not disclose income
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2011, 04:47:25 PM »
Wildman,

I agree.
Nothing will come of it.
But...that don't make it right.

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Re: Clarence & Ginnie Thomas did not disclose income
« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2011, 05:40:13 PM »
According to Judge Pigmeat markham.....


 :lmao: :lmao:

Man! What you know about Pigmeat Markham... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Clarence & Ginnie Thomas did not disclose income
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2011, 08:48:25 PM »


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I should state that I have met more than a few people from the Savannah, Georgia area, where Justice Thomas' hometown is near, and find them to be very intelligent.

 

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