Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas discussing law, politics and the judicial confirmation process with Leonard Leo, the executive vice president of the Federalist Society.

Judges, Jesus and justifications

In 2000, when U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas was deciding if George W. Bush or Al Gore would be the 43rd U.S. president, his wife Ginni was working with the Heritage Foundation to recruit candidates for a potential Bush administration.

Neither of them had any issues with the arrangement. Justice Thomas didn’t recuse himself and instead joined the majority to overrule the Florida…