About the editor: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas must do more than simply withdraw from hearing cases arising out of the Jan. 6 coup attempt. He must resign from office immediately.
No one will ever agree with every Supreme Court ruling. Now every case and decision involving Thomas is subjected to intense scrutiny. Everyone will be tainted by the possibility of improper ethics. Questioning a judge’s motivation should not become a normal part of the analytical process.
Betty Rom, Culver City
About the editor: Judge Clarence Thomas is no more responsible for his wife’s behavior than President Biden is for his son Hunter Biden’s behavior.
Neither Thomas nor Biden should assume that they have been corrupted by the views or behavior of a family member.
William Goldman, Palos Verdes Estates
About the editor: The editorial rightly points out that Judge Clarence Thomas’ refusal to withdraw himself and his sole vote to keep President Trump’s presidential papers secret was an apparent conflict of interest. Without the public perception of an impartial Supreme Court, the third branch of our democratic government is at risk. It illustrates in detail the ever-growing threats to our precious democracy.
Democracy depends on public support. These attacks simply underscore the need for our country to put aside persistent divisions and unite around our fundamental rights and institutions.
Ken GoldmanBeverly Hills
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/story/2022-04-04/clarence-thomas-recuse-resign-presumed-innocent Letters to the Editor: Standing Out, Resigning or Staying the Course? What should Clarence Thomas do?