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Spouse’s activism stirs concern about influence on Supreme Court

By Laurie Bennett

October 10, 2010 at 7:28am

Virginia Thomas’s political activities are raising questions about possible conflicts of interest for her husband, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

As The New York Times points out, Virginia Thomas was a conservative activist long before she married 23 years ago.

However, concerns have mounted with her establishment of a new political action group called Liberty Central, and its ability to raise significant cash without identifying the donors.

Liberty Central’s aims are “protecting the core founding principles” of the country and opposing the leftist “tyranny” of the Obama White House. Its web site asks users to sign a petition to “stop the Obama tax hike.”

The group was launched last year with two initial donations of $500,000 and $50,000. But because it is a nonprofit group exempt from disclosure rules, the donor names have not been disclosed.

Virginia Thomas declined to be interviewed for the Times story. Liberty Central’s general counsel told the newspaper that the group has “internal reviews and protections to ensure that no donor causes a conflict of interest for either Ginni or her husband.”

See Muckety’s earlier story about Thomas, published in March 2010.

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