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Congress of the United States Washington, BC 20515 February 09,2011 ‘The Honorable Justice Clarence Thomas United States Supreme Court Building 1 Fist Steet Northeast, Washington D.C., DC 20543 ear Justice Thomas Asan Associate Justice, you are entrusted withthe responsibility to exercise the highest degree of disreton and impartiality when deciding a case. As Members of Congress, we were surprised by recent revelations of your financial tes to lading ocganizations dedicated to lobbying against the Patent Protection and Affordable Care Act. We wie today to respectfully ak that you maintain the integrity of this court and recuse youself from any deliberations on the constttionalty of his act, ‘The appearance oF conflict of interest merits recusal under federal aw, From what we have already sen, the line between your impartiality and you and your wif’ financial stake inthe overturn of health are reform is lured ‘Your spouse i advertising herself asa lobbyist who has “experience and connections” and appeals to cients Who wat a particular decision - they want fo vertum health eae reform. Moreover, your failure a dislase Ginny Thomas's receipt ‘0 $686,589 from the Heritage Foundation, a prominent opponent of health care reform, between 2003 and 2007 has ‘ised great concer, ‘This i nt the Fist ease where your impartiality was in question. As Common Cause points out, you “participated in secretive poiteal strategy sessions, perhaps hile the ease was pending, wit corporate leaders whose politcal ims ‘were advanced by the [5-4] decision” on the Citizens United ease, Your spouse also received an undisclosed salary pad for by undisclosed donors as CEO of Liberty Cental, a $01(@)4) organization tat stood to benefit from the decision and played an active role in the 2010 elections. Given these facts, there is a strong conflict between the Thomas houschol’s financial gain through your spouse's ctvties and your role asa Associate Justice ofthe United States Supreme Cour. We urge you to recuse yourself from this eae. Ire US Supreme Cours docsion is tobe viewed as legitimate bythe American poopl, this isthe only correct path We appreciate your thoughtfal consideration of this request Sincerely, “ANTHONY D. WEINER PRANK PALLONEfir ‘Member of Congress FORTNEY PETESTARK “Member of Congress “Member of Congress

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