From Janine Nichols:
These two Justices may have had a disturbing and undisclosed conflict of interest when they ruled on Citizens United.
Do you think Supreme Court Justices should be featured guests at secretive political strategy sessions sponsored by the leaders of big corporations?
Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in the Citizens United case, meaning there will be ever less accountability for corporations that abuse the public’s health and our environment.
Our allies at Common Cause have uncovered new evidence that two Justices — Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas — may have had a conflict of interest in the c
ase. Because their impartiality has come into question, we are joining Common Cause in asking the Justice Department to launch an immediate investigation.
Click here to add your name to the letter to the Justice Department.
It appears Justices Scalia and Thomas have been featured guests at secretive political strategy sessions sponsored by Koch Industries, the second largest privately held company in the U.S. (behind Cargill).* Koch Industries was a major beneficiary of the Citizens United decision, using the ruling to expand its multi-million dollar investment in political campaigns and causes.
Click here to call on the Justice Department to investigate. If evidence is found that would have disqualified either Justice from ruling on this matter, we will press for the Citizens United ruling to be vacated.
P.S. Live in San Diego or Los Angeles? Click here to find out more about a panel discussion and rally in Palm Springs to counter an exclusive gathering of corporate billionaires who are meeting to plot strategy on how to dominate the 2012 elections.
* Click here to read more about the Kochs and their top-secret meetings with political donors, and view the invitation touting Justices Scalia and Thomas as past featured guests.