Article originally appeared on thefederalist.com.
The weaponization of financial disclosure forms is alive and well. But per usual, the heightened scrutiny is only applied against conservatives.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is reportedly considering holding a hearing to investigate the Judicial Conference’s handling of Justice Clarence Thomas’s inadvertent omission of his wife’s salary from the Heritage Foundation and Hillsdale College on his financial disclosure forms in the early 2000s. This is a curious matter to investigate since Thomas amended his forms as soon as the mistake was brought to his attention in 2011. But while Whitehouse continues his relentless attacks on Thomas, he is ignoring a much more egregious disclosure omission. Democrat senators have failed to acknowledge that for years Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson has failed to disclose all of the sources of her husband’s income.
Under the Ethics in Government Act, federal judges are required to disclose the source(s) of a spouse’s income. When Thomas made …
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