For Immediate Release Common Cause NOT asking that Thomas and Scalia withdraw from all campaign finance case

Posted on January 20, 2011

Thursday's New York Times story about Common Cause's request to the Justice Department contained a serious error and now other news outlets are repeating it.

The story, Advocacy Group Says Justices May Have Conflict on Campaign Finance Cases, stated that Common Cause is demanding that Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia disqualify themselves from hearing all campaign finance cases. That is not the case. Common Cause asked the Justice Department to investigate whether Scalia and Thomas should have recused themselves only from the Citizens United case.

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Office: Common Cause National

Issues: Ethics

Tags: Judicial Ethics

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