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Ginni Thomas Texts Show Court Needs Ethics Rules, Klobuchar Says

  • Supreme Court doesn’t heed same ethics rules as other courts
  • Clarence Thomas’ wife texted White House on election in 2020
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Photographing the Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

Senator Amy Klobuchar called for the Supreme Court to adopt the same ethics standards as lower courts after revelations that a conservative justice’s wife was active in attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. 

The Minnesota Democrat, a member of the Judiciary Committee, said it was “unbelievable” that Justice Clarence Thomas hadn’t recused himself from a Supreme Court decision this year on whether former President Donald Trump should turn over papers to a congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.