Calling Justice Thomas To Testify Could Take D.C. To ‘Defcon One’

Left-wing clamoring for Thomas to testify or be impeached likely would cause a standoff between Congress and the judiciary

  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is facing calls to testify about his relationship with GOP megadonor Harlan Crow — but legal and ethics experts believe such calls could ignite a “DEFCON one” impasse between the judicial branch.
  • From the New York Times editorial board to progressive advocacy groups like Common Cause, calls are emerging for Thomas to testify about undisclosed trips on the dime of Dallas-based real estate developer Crow.
  • But Josh Blackman, a law professor at South Texas College of Law, told the Washington Examiner there are “very good reasons not to have a justice testify,” suggesting it may form a precedent that would signal any future justices could be subject to congressional interrogation.
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