This article nicely rebuts the often-heard contention that Justice Thomas can do whatever he wants in the way of taking gifts from the wealthy because Supreme Court Justices aren't subject to the Canons of Judicial Conduct. As the article states, "the Thomas scandal is little more than a remake of the forty year-old gifting scandal that brought down Justice Abe Fortas. Like Thomas, Fortas liked to associate with wealthy individuals with potential business before his Court. And like Thomas, Fortas took inappropriate gifts from his wealthy benefactors."
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