Here’s the video of Judge McEwen’s call for CT’s resignation:
And here’s an ad for a new campaign connecting Thomas’s corruption to the larger issues raised by #OWS: OccupyforAccountability.org
October 26, 2011
Thomas Must Resign, Says Former Judge, Lover
By Andrew Kreig
Author and former Senate Judiciary Committee counsel Lillian McEwen, whose memoir this year describes a five-year romantic relationship in the 1980s with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, delivers a lecture Oct. 26 calling for his resignation on grounds of corruption that is dangerous to the public.
“The mask he has worn for so long has slipped during the past 20 years to reveal dishonesty, greed, and abuse of the public trust,” she told me in an exclusive interview before her talk at the National Press Club at 7 p.m. (ET). “Fueled by self-hatred and resentment, Justice Thomas has allowed himself to be purchased.”
Her comments come during widespread concern among court scholars over its ethics, partisanship and the adverse impact on the public. “The Supreme Court,” says the cover of the widely respected Closed Chambers analysis by former court clerk Edward Lazarus, “affects the life of every American every day.” Part of the concern has been visible in many retrospectives this month on the 20th anniversary of the Thomas confirmation hearings before the Judiciary Committee, in which he denied sexually harassing his former staffer Anita Hill.