Thomas is by far my favorite Justice, both jurisprudentially and personally. Check out his wife being equally awesome:
In January, Virginia Thomas created Liberty Central Inc., a nonprofit lobbying group whose website will organize activism around a set of conservative “core principles,” she said.
The group plans to issue score cards for Congress members and be involved in the November election, although Thomas would not specify how. She said it would accept donations from various sources — including corporations — as allowed under campaign finance rules recently loosened by the Supreme Court.
“I adore all the new citizen patriots who are rising up across this country,” Thomas, who goes by Ginni, said on the panel 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.”
The LA Times piece focuses on potential conflicts of interest, but that angle is a bit attenuated. Can you even imagine someone motivated enough to get to the Supreme Court marrying someone sans similar political interest?
Ethically, legally, if a conflict does arise, Thomas is responsible for identifying it and recusing himself from the case. Thomas is a huge proponent of local control, conservative mores, and quiet, even-keeled jurisprudence, it’s somewhat contrived to imply that he wouldn’t happily recuse in case of conflict.
Do it to it, Ginni! Make that liberty happen!