June 24, 2022: The Day Chief Justice Roberts Lost His Court

Outflanked by five impatient and ambitious justices to his right, the chief justice has become powerless to pursue his incremental approach.

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Ginni Thomas Has a Lot of Explaining to Do

If the tables were turned, Republicans would not hesitate to use every argument, and every tool, at their disposal.

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Ginni Thomas Urged Arizona Lawmakers to Overturn Election

The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote to legislators in a crucial swing state after the Trump campaign’s loss in 2020.

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Ginni Thomas’s Texts, and the Limits of Chief Justice Roberts’s Power

His title notwithstanding, the chief justice cannot force a colleague’s recusal. If Justice Clarence Thomas is to disqualify himself, it will be his decision.

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Ginni Thomas’s Texts Show Why Our Democracy Is in Danger  

The messages are a terrifying glimpse into the right’s madness.

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The Political Lives of Clarence and Ginni Thomas

How the Supreme Court justice and his wife came to be at the heart of the conservative movement.

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Ginni Thomas May Be Off the Charts, but She Is No Outlier

There’s very little distance between the fringes of the modern Republican Party and the elites who lead it.

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Putin and the Myths of Western Decadence

Are we losing the traditional values that really matter?

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Jan. 6 Panel to Seek Interview With Ginni Thomas

The House committee is reaching out to the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas after public disclosure of text messages documenting her support for President Donald J. Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.

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Washington Is Getting Extra Serious and Extra Silly

Not for the first time. 

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Texts Show Ginni Thomas’s Embrace of Conspiracy Theories

In the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas was involved in a range of efforts to keep President Donald J. Trump in power.

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Real Justice: Justice Jackson

From Anita Hill to Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Senate keeps embarrassing itself.

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Ginni Thomas Texts Expose Rift in House Jan. 6 Panel

There is debate within the committee investigating the assault on the Capitol over whether to seek testimony from the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas about her efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

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Justice Thomas Ruled on Election Cases. Should His Wife’s Texts Have Stopped Him?

The nature of the text messages was enough to require recusal, legal experts said. But the Supreme Court has traditionally left such decisions to the discretion of the justice in question.

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Ginni and Clarence Thomas Are Making a Mockery of the Supreme Court

Trump couldn’t ask for two better friends in his quest to harm American democracy. 

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Ginni Thomas Pressed Trump’s Chief of Staff to Overturn 2020 Vote, Texts Show

The messages between Ms. Thomas and Mark Meadows are the first evidence that she directly advised the White House in efforts to reverse the election results.

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Ginni Thomas Says She Attended Jan. 6 Rally

The disclosure by the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas is likely to raise new questions about her support of efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

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The Ginni Thomas Question

We have a Times investigation of Ginni and Clarence Thomas — as well as the latest news from Ukraine.

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The Long Crusade of Clarence and Ginni Thomas

The Supreme Court justice and his wife battled for years for a more conservative America. New reporting shows how far she was willing to go after Donald Trump’s 2020 election loss.

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Activists and Ex-Spy Said to Have Plotted to Discredit Trump ‘Enemies’ in Government

The campaign included planned operations against President Trump’s national security adviser at the time, H.R. McMaster, and F.B.I. employees, according to documents and interviews.

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