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JUSTICE THOMAS’ REFUSAL TO RECUSE FROM TRUMP V. ANDERSON DENIES AMERICANS IMPARTIAL DECISION AND HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR A BINDING CODE OF ETHICS FOR THE SUPREME COURT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
FEBRUARY 8, 2024

PRESS CONTACT:
Tracy Adair, press@standupamerica.com 

WASHINGTON—Ahead of today’s oral arguments in Trump v. Anderson––a challenge to the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to disqualify Donald Trump from the state’s 2024 presidential primary ballot––Stand Up America is calling on Justice Thomas to recuse himself from the case given his wife’s involvement in the conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. 

Trump v. Anderson addresses the application of the third section of the 14th Amendment, which disqualifies those who have engaged in an insurrection or rebellion against the United States or given aid or comfort to those who have from holding public office.

Stand Up America’s Senior Associate of Policy and Political Affairs, Tishan Weerasooriya, issued the following statement:

“The Supreme Court is facing its most significant electoral test since Bush v. Gore. The stakes are high, and the American people should be able to trust that this case will be decided without outside influence.

“Justice Thomas should recuse himself from this monumental case. Ginni Thomas’ involvement in the seditious conspiracy that led to the January 6 insurrection is a bald-faced conflict of interest. If Thomas refuses, it will not only be a blatant denial of impartial review but also a rejection of Chief Justice Roberts’ recently issued Code of Conduct.

“This case highlights the urgent need for Congress to pass a binding code of ethics for our nation’s highest Court. The American people should have a Supreme Court that upholds the principles of fairness, transparency, and unbiased decision-making, especially in cases of such profound electoral significance.”

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