OpEd News: 20 Dem Reps Call for DOJ Probe To Investigate Clarence Thomas

-By Andrew Kreig

September 30, 2011- Twenty Democratic members of Congress wrote federal judicial authorities on Sept. 29 to request a formal Justice Department probe of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas for failing to disclose junkets, other gifts and income.

A coalition of both black and white Democrats — including Judiciary Committee ranking member and Congressional Black Caucus co-founder John Conyers (MI) — told the Judicial Conference of the United States that it is required by law to seek a Justice Department investigation of the new allegations against Thomas and his wife, Republican political activist Virginia Lamp Thomas.

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