Today Alliance for Justice and Alliance for Justice Action Campaign launched their largest-ever joint digital media ad buy to bring attention to the urgent need for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to resign because he broke the law and abused his power.
The $400,000 campaign consists of video ads and banners that will appear online in major national outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Politico, Fox, and The Hill.
Alliance for Justice and Alliance for Justice Action Campaign President Rakim H.D. Brooks issued the following statement:
“Justice Thomas must resign. This is not a call we make lightly. But the rule of law is more sacred and precious than any justice, political party, or partisan agenda. The moment Justice Thomas accepted undisclosed luxury paid vacations, unfair real estate deals, and free tuition for his relative from a billionaire with interests before the Court, he called into question his life’s work and the integrity of our high court. The Chief Justice is fond of saying that the justices are mere umpires, calling balls and strikes. Well now we know that at least one umpire has been taking kickbacks. No one should turn a blind eye to that level of corruption, particularly those sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
“Our democracy is at a tipping point. Faith in all of our institutions is collapsing rapidly because Americans reasonably believe that the system is bought and paid for. Justice Thomas’s conduct plainly accelerates that erosion. So, as we await more potentially life-changing decisions from this Court over the next month, we have no other choice than to make sure our voices are heard. If we are ever to regain trust in our highest court, we must enforce basic ethical norms.”